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Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Introduction

  • Tomasz Rechberger

Abstract

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) represents a significant health as well as economic problem worldwide and may have a deleterious impact on a woman’s quality of life; however, it rarely has significant morbidity or mortality. It is estimated that 25% of women older than 60 years suffer from some degree of POP, and more than 300,000 operations for POP are performed annually in the US alone [1, 2].

Keywords

Pelvic Floor Stress Urinary Incontinence Pelvic Organ Prolapse Obstet Gynecol International Continence Society 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomasz Rechberger
    • 1
  1. 1.2nd Department of GynecologyMedical University of LublinLublinPoland

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