[Urogenitals prolapse: revision of concepts]

Actas Urol Esp. 2008 Jun;32(6):618-23. doi: 10.1016/s0210-4806(08)73897-x.
[Article in Spanish]


The prolapse is the exteriorization of the pelvic organs through the vagina, this condition may affect the quality of life. The prolapse was diagnosed in 50% of multiparous women. It is estimated that a woman throughout her life, has 11% risk of needing surgery for correction of pelvic organ prolapse or urinary incontinence. The prolapse may occur at the anterior vaginal wall (cystocele) at the vaginal, uterus (histerocele) or at the posterior wall (or rectocele enterocele). For the unfit patient obliteratives procedures may be indicated and recontructives for pacients wih good performance status. It is important for reconstructive surgery a correct diagnosis, for the specific defect repair. When indicated, meshes can be used to add strength to the poor quality tissues.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedures / methods
  • Humans
  • Uterine Prolapse / surgery*