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Pelvic Prolapse

  • Rashel M. Haverkorn
  • Philippe E. Zimmern
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Part of the Springer Specialist Surgery Series book series (SPECIALIST)

Abstract

Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition in which the pelvic organs are displaced and they protrude by varying degrees into the vaginal canal (ACOG). Affected organs can include the urethra, bladder, rectum, small bowel, uterus, or more commonly, a combination of these pelvic organs. Approximately, 300,000 prolapse surgeries are performed annually in the United States, with an estimated cost of over $1 billion.1 Several series have estimated that approximately 30–40% of women develop pelvic organ prolapse,2-4 and the lifetime estimate of surgical risk reaches 11–12% by 80 years of age.5,6

Keywords

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Pelvic Organ Stress Incontinence Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification Anterior Vaginal Wall 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rashel M. Haverkorn
    • 1
  • Philippe E. Zimmern
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine, Reconstructive Surgery, and NeurourologyUT Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA
  2. 2.Department of UrologyUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at DallasDallasUSA

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