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The Pathophysiology of Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Geoffrey D. Towers, Wright State University
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Publication Date
5-1-2004
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Abstract

Objective: To summarize and review the current knowledge of the pathophysiology of pelvic organ prolapse.

Methods: A review of the English language literature regarding the pathophysiology of pelvic organ prolapse.

Results: A summary and discussion of the pathophysiology of pelvic organ prolapse is presented.

Conclusions: Pelvic organ prolapse is a complex disease process with multifactorial etiology that affects thousands of women annually worldwide. A historical background of the understanding of prolapse, a review of normal pelvic support anatomy and physiology, and a discussion of the current knowledge of its pathophysiology is presented.

DOI
10.1097/01.spv.0000130408.99003.7c
Citation Information
Geoffrey D. Towers. "The Pathophysiology of Pelvic Organ Prolapse" Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Vol. 10 Iss. 3 (2004) p. 109 - 122 ISSN: 2151-8378
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/geoffrey-towers/6/