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Experience of a combined gynecology/urology clinic in the University of Michigan Medical Center

Abstract

Over a period of 30 months, 200 patients were seen in the combined gynecology/urology clinic of the University of Michigan Medical Center. Nintey-nine patients (49.5%) were referred by urologists and 86 (43%) by gynecologists. The mean number of visits by patients to the clinic was 1.7, with a range of 1–3; 78 patients (39%) visited the clinic on just one occasion; 116 patients (58%) had undergone previous gynecologic and/or urologic surgery. At least one diagnosis was confirmed in 183 patients (91.5%). A total of 151 operations were performed, 43 (28.5%) by gynecologists and urologists working together.

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Fitzpatrick, C.C., DeLancey, J.O.L., Elkins, T.E. et al. Experience of a combined gynecology/urology clinic in the University of Michigan Medical Center. Int Urogynecol J 5, 160–163 (1994). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00386629

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Keywords

  • Genital prolapse
  • Gynecology/urology clinic
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pubovaginal sling
  • Sacrospinous ligament suspension
  • Urinary incontinence