Combined surgery for rectal prolapse and pelvic organ prolapse has the all the advantages of a single operation without increasing complications. In this article, urogynecologist Shannon Wallace, MD, analyzes outcomes of the combined procedure.
More than half of women would prefer uterine sparing procedures for pelvic organ prolapse if the outcomes were the same. A new study, presented at the 2019 American Urogynecologic Society and International Urogynecological Association Joint Scientific Meeting, compares the cost effectiveness of hysterectomy with hysteropexy.
Even after sacrocolpopexy, prolapse can recur. New research points to a genital hiatus size of 4 cm or more as a risk for recurrence and identifies posterior repair as a protective measure.
FDA recall of transvaginal mesh applies to some, but not all, pelvic floor procedures, urogynecologist Dr. Marie Fidela Paraiso explains.
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Study is the first of its kind to compare an intraperitoneal versus an extraperitoneal approach to prolapse surgery on a large scale.
New elastogenic therapies based on nanotechnology could one day help women with pelvic organ prolapse.
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.
Cleveland Clinic’s new risk calculator is more accurate than presurgical stress testing and expert predictions for de novo incontinence after pelvic organ prolapse surgery.
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.