Correction of Massive Vaginal Prolapse in an Older Population: A Four‐Year Experience at a Rural Tertiary Care Center

Paul F. Kaminski, Joel I. Sorosky, Richard C. Pees, Edward S. Podczaski

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Objective: To ascertain the success of complex reconstructive vaginal surgery in older women. Design: Retrospective review of hospital and outpatient records. Setting: Rural tertiary care referral center, Pennsylvania State University Hospital, Hershey, Pennsylvania Patients: Twenty‐four patients referred for massive eversion of the vagina and/or complete procidentia. Measurements: Symptoms and anatomic correction of patients' complaints. Results: After surgery, 83 percent were asymptomatic without pelvic relaxation, 4 percent were asymptomatic with pelvic relaxation, 4 percent were symptomatic without pelvic relaxation, and 9 percent were symptomatic with relaxation. Conclusions: Older women can undergo major vaginal reconstructive surgery with relief of symptoms and restoration of vaginal depth and axis. 1993 The American Geriatrics Society

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-44
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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