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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2006  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 310-316

Pathophysiology of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence


Department of Urology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, USA

Correspondence Address:
Gopal H Badlani
Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dept. of Urology, 270-05 7 6th Ave, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.29113

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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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