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Pathophysiology of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence

Indian Journal of Urology 01/2006; DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.29113
Source: DOAJ

ABSTRACT Although they may present with significant morbidity, pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence are mainly afflicitions that affect quality of life. To appropiately treat these entities, comprehension of the various theories of pathophysiology is paramount. Utilizing a Medline search, this article reviews recent data concerning intrinsic (i.e., genetics, postmenopausal status) and extrinsic factors (i.e., previous hysterectomy, childbirth) leading to organ prolapse or stress incontinence

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