Author(s): Loret de Mola JR, Carpenter SE
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Abstract The presence of genital prolapse in neonates and young women poses a challenging management problem to the gynecologist. Neonatal uterine prolapse is associated with congenital spinal defects, and successful correction has been achieved mainly with simple digital reduction or the use of a small pessary. Uterine prolapse can also occur in young or nulliparous woman who wish to preserve their fertility. Operations using sling, sacral cervicopexy, or transvaginal sacrospinal fixation techniques seem to provide excellent repair for these patients, including the possibility of childbearing. A review of the pathophysiology of genital prolapse in neonates and young women with emphasis on the surgical and nonsurgical options for management is presented.
This article was published in Obstet Gynecol Surv
and referenced in Journal of Pain & Relief