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Aetiology of Pelvic Floor Prolapse and Its Relevance to Urinary and Faecal Control

  • C. N. Hudson
  • C. Spence-Jones


Traditionally a prolapse of the anterior vaginal wall (urethrocele or cystourethrocele) was regarded as the “cause” of stress urinary incontinence and nearly all these women were submitted to one, sometimes more, anterior vaginal repairs — often in association with other procedures for uterine prolapse. This simplistic approach was founded on false premises which accounts not only for the poor success rate but also for the multiplicity of operations which were devised.


Pelvic Floor Stress Urinary Incontinence Rectal Prolapse Anterior Vaginal Wall Perineal Body 
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  • C. N. Hudson
  • C. Spence-Jones

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