Genital prolapse may be considered as the end result of imbalance between intra-abdominal pressure on one hand, and the anatomical structures which support the genital tract on the other. After argument spread over many years, the manner of genital tract support presently advocated finds fairly general acceptance. Relatively fixed at its upper and lower ends, the human vagina enjoys mobility between these points, and the effect of the upper tethering arrangement is to site the vagina and upper genital tract over the anococcygeal raphe of the levator ani muscle complex — the levator plate.


Pelvic Floor Genital Tract Spina Bifida Rectal Prolapse Anterior Vaginal Wall 
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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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