Indian Journal of Urology
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2006  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 310--316

Pathophysiology of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence


Payal D Patel, Kaytan V Amrute, Gopal H Badlani 
 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

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


How to cite this article:
Patel PD, Amrute KV, Badlani GH. Pathophysiology of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.Indian J Urol 2006;22:310-316


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Patel PD, Amrute KV, Badlani GH. Pathophysiology of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2006 [cited 2020 Oct 27 ];22:310-316
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