Pelvic organ prolapse treatment options for elderly women should not be based on chronological age alone. Patients’ symptom concerns, functional status, attitudes and preferences are all key factors in the treatment decision.
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Cleveland Clinic researchers have for the first time described the natural evolution of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in patients seeking treatment. Almost half of women with symptomatic POP will have prolapse progression within a year. When the leading edge of prolapse is beyond the hymen, the chance of progression is doubled.
Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that intraperitoneally injected mesenchymal stem cells home to pelvic organs in an animal model of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) after simulated childbirth delivery, confirming that tissue injury plays a role in the homing of these cells. The results could be relevant for future stem cell-based therapies for delivery-related disorders such as POP.