Pessary: A Rediscovered Tool

  • Elena CattoniEmail author
  • Paola Sorice
  • Linda Leidi-Bulla
Part of the Urodynamics, Neurourology and Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions book series (UNPFD)


Although surgical management of symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is often necessary, pessary still remains the most common effective, inexpensive, and safe nonsurgical option to help patients alleviate their symptoms.

Despite the majority of practitioners prescribe pessaries in their clinical practice, a lack of consensus exists whether conservative therapies should always be attempted at first. However thanks to the aging of population worldwide, there has been a renewed interest in the use of conservative treatment for POP.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena Cattoni
    • 1
    Email author
  • Paola Sorice
    • 2
  • Linda Leidi-Bulla
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Gynecology and ObstetricsRegional Hospital of Lugano, EOCLuganoSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Gynecology and ObstetricsOspedale Giuseppe FornaroliMagentaItaly

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