Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

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  • Vincenzo Li Marzi
  • Maurizio Serati

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. General Remarks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paulo Palma, Elisabetta Costantini
      Pages 3-18
    3. Andrea Braga, Giorgio Caccia
      Pages 19-30
    4. Enrico Finazzi Agrò, Daniele Bianchi
      Pages 31-40
  3. Diagnostic Work-up

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Fabio Del Deo, Antonio Grimaldi, Marco Torella
      Pages 43-59
    3. Andrea Braga, Martina Milanesi, Giulio Del Popolo
      Pages 61-67
  4. Treatment Options

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Antonella Biroli, Gian Franco Lamberti
      Pages 71-79
    3. Elena Cattoni, Paola Sorice, Linda Leidi-Bulla
      Pages 81-94
    4. Michele Meschia
      Pages 95-106
    5. Andrea Minervini, Giampaolo Siena, Riccardo Campi, Christian Wagner, Gianni Vittori, Filippo Annino et al.
      Pages 107-122
    6. Vincenzo Li Marzi, Jacopo Frizzi, Riccardo Campi, Sergio Serni
      Pages 123-138
    7. Maurizio Serati, Paola Sorice
      Pages 145-150
  5. Outcome and Follow-up

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Rhiannon Bray, Alex Digesu
      Pages 153-166
    3. Sharif I. M. F. Ismail, Diaa E. E. Rizk
      Pages 167-172
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 173-178

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, focusing especially on issues that continue to arouse controversy. In the first section, leading experts present detailed information on the surgical anatomy, pathophysiology, and epidemiology of prolapse and also the impact of concomitant functional disorders. The second section focuses on diagnostic work-up and the third is dedicated to the various treatment options aimed at resolution of the condition. The closing chapters discuss outcome measures and analyze the effects of prolapse surgery on urinary, bowel, and sexual symptoms. 

In 1966 Richard TeLinde stated that, “Every honest surgeon of extensive and long experience will have to admit that he is not entirely and absolutely satisfied with his long-term results of all his operations for prolapse and allied conditions.”  Although many uncertainties in the field have since been resolved, some major issues still require clarification. Often it can be difficult to find the right balance between treatment effectiveness in the long term and risk reduction, including with respect to complications. This book will help trainees and less experienced surgeons to make appropriate treatment choices and achieve optimal outcomes.


Functional disorders Fascial surgery Hysterosacropexy Pelvic floor muscle training Posterior repair Transvaginal mesh repair Treatment complications Urodynamic assessment Vaginal atrophy Vaginal pessary Vaginal prolapse

Editors and affiliations

  • Vincenzo Li Marzi
    • 1
  • Maurizio Serati
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of UrologyCareggi University HospitalFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Urogynecology UnitUniversity of InsubriaVareseItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-59194-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-59195-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2510-4047
  • Series Online ISSN 2510-4055
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