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Pelvic organ prolapse 

Pelvic organ prolapse
Chapter:
Pelvic organ prolapse
Author(s):

Helen Jefferis

and Natalia Price

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198829065.003.0004
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date: 25 May 2022

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is where the pelvic organs (uterus/vaginal apex/bladder/bowel) herniate into or beyond the vagina from their normal anatomical position. This chapter provides both the classification and grading of pelvic organ prolapse, alongside assessment and examination of the patient. Management is split into conservative, pessaries, and surgery. Different types of surgery and their techniques are described, with indications and variants for various prolapses.

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