Indian Journal of Urology
SYMPOSIUM
Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 135--141

Pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence: A review of etiological factors


Payal D Patel1, Kaytan V Amrute2, Gopal H Badlani3 
1 University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT, USA
2 Department of Ob/Gyn, Woodhull Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA
3 Department of Urology, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

Correspondence Address:
Gopal H Badlani
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dept. of Urology, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157
USA

Although they may present with significant morbidity, pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence are mainly afflictions that affect quality of life. To appropriately treat these entities, comprehension of the various theories of the 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. Pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence: A review of etiological factors.Indian J Urol 2007;23:135-141


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Patel PD, Amrute KV, Badlani GH. Pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence: A review of etiological factors. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2007 [cited 2021 Apr 21 ];23:135-141
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