Since earliest medical records (Ebers Papyrus, 1550 B.C.) genital prolapse has been mentioned in medical literature, and for a similar period, methods of management have been described. (Emge and Durfee, 1966). Throughout the history of genital prolapse including enterocoele, the characteristic feature of writings concerned with aetiological factors, functional anatomy of genital tract supports, and methods of conservative or operative correction, has been an almost uniform empirical approach. The scientific approach came only much later and even now, the thickness of empirical overlay upon scientific knowledge, is noteworthy.


Pelvic Floor Pelvic Floor Muscle Rectal Prolapse Vaginal Vault Uterosacral Ligament 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert F. Zacharin
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  1. 1.Department of GynecologyAlfred HospitalMelbourneAustralia

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