Effect of pelvic floor status on the outcome of pelvic organ prolapse surgery

Authors: J. Dvořák ;  J. Mašata ;  T. Fučík;  A. Martan ;  K. Švabík
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika gynekologie, porodnictví a neonatologie 1. LF UK a VFN v Praze
Published in: Ceska Gynekol 2023; 88(6): 463-466


Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common diagnosis with an incidence in the population of up to 50%. POP causes restrictions in everyday life and reduces patients’ quality of life. Therapy is either conservative in the form of physiotherapy or the use of different types of pessaries, possibly. in case of inappropriateness or failure of conservative treatment, an operative solution is chosen. Avulsion injury of the levator ani muscle (MLA) is a strong factor in the development of POP. Some patients undergo repeated surgeries for POP, negatively impacting their quality of life. Studies show that the stage of POP and avulsion injury is associated with an increased risk of recurrence after index prolapse surgery. Ultrasound diagnosis of MLA injuries might help in predicting the risk of recurrence. Assessment of pelvic floor function is crucial for the success of surgical management of POP.


pelvic floor – pelvic organ prolapse – Reoperation – levator ani muscle – gynaecologic surgery


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