Recurrent pelvic organ prolapse

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Abstract

Pelvic organ prolapse is common in women around the world. Fifty percent of women who experience childbirth have disorders of the pelvic floor. Currently, conservative options exist to manage disorders of the pelvic floor, and the majority of women with minimal symptoms or with major medical problems choose this route. However, surgical management is a viable option for many. Approximately one in nine of these women will undergo at least one procedure for pelvic organ prolapse or urinary incontinence in their lifetime. Prolapse can have a profound effect not only on form but probably more importantly on function. Jelovsek and Barber found that women who seek treatment for the management of advanced prolapse have a decreased sense of body image and quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReoperative Pelvic Surgery
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages113-143
Number of pages31
ISBN (Print)9780387899985
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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