Clin Colon Rectal Surg 2021; 34(01): 069-076
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1714289
Review Article

A Collaborative Approach to Multicompartment Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Brooke Gurland
1  Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstruction Surgery, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
Kavita Mishra
2  Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology), Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
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Multicompartment pelvic organ prolapse is common yet frequently underreported and unrecognized. Although not life-threatening, the impact on quality of life and daily functioning can be significant. Multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment with specialists in colorectal and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS) help to identify patients who will benefit from surgical treatment of vaginal and rectal prolapse. Both abdominal and perineal combined procedures can be offered to patients with a single operation and concurrent recovery period without increasing complications.

Publication History

Publication Date:
04 September 2020 (online)

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