Flashcards in GYN- Prolapse Deck (7)
what makes up the pelvic floor?
levator muscles, fascia, ligaments, nerves
what is procidentia?
What is vaginal vault prolapse
inversion of vagina into vaginal canl, MC s/p hysterectomy
1/1 vs 2/2 vs 3/3 vs 4/4 prolapse
1/1: in upper 2/3 of vagina
2/2 down to introitus
3/3 partially protrudes outside vagina
4/4 entire structure outside vagina
what is the etiology of prolapse
chroinic inc abd pressure (coughing, constipation, heavy lifting, tumors) and pelvic floor weakness (intrinsic weakness, birth trauma, atrophy with aging)
bowel or bladder dysfucntion