Anterior and Posterior Pelvic Organ Prolapse



Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a highly prevalent problem and approximately 200,000 surgical procedures are performed annually for prolapse in the United States. Thirty percent of women who have undergone prolapse or incontinence surgery in the past will require an additional surgery for the same in their lifetime. Women with symptomatic POP experience disruption of their day-to-day life as well as sexual function. Reconstructive surgery may be required in patients where conservative option is not acceptable or feasible. The prevailing view is that a common pathogenesis underlies support defects at different sites of the vaginal wall and various defects can coexist. Apical support is essential and contributes to support of the anterior and posterior wall, and hence any surgical repair of the same should include repair of the apical prolapse.


Pelvic Organ Prolapse Vaginal Wall Anterior Vaginal Wall Posterior Vaginal Wall Anterior Colporrhaphy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of UrogynecologyUrogynecology and Pelvic Health Institute, (UPHI)Gurgaon, Delhi NCRIndia

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