Severity of pelvic organ prolapse associated with measurements of pelvic floor function

Chiara Ghetti, William (Tom) Gregory, S(Renee) Edwards, Lesley N. Otto, Amanda L. Clark

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Abstract

This study tested the hypothesis that clinical measurements of the superficial perineum and of pelvic floor muscle (PFM) function correlate with the severity of pelvic organ prolapse. This retrospective cross-sectional study assessed 1037 women in an academic urogynecologic practice. Greatest descent of prolapse, by the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification system, was correlated with two assessments of levator function-the Oxford grading scale and levator hiatus (LH) size measured by digital examination. Correlations were calculated using Pearson's correlation for continuous variables and Kendall's tau-b. Severity of prolapse correlated moderately with genital hiatus (GH) (r = 0.5, p <0.0001) and with LH (transverse r = 0.4, p <0.0001; longitudinal r = 0.5, p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)432-436
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2005

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Keywords

  • Genital hiatus
  • Levator hiatus
  • Pelvic floor muscles
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Perineal body

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Severity of pelvic organ prolapse associated with measurements of pelvic floor function. / Ghetti, Chiara; Gregory, William (Tom); Edwards, S(Renee); Otto, Lesley N.; Clark, Amanda L.

In: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Vol. 16, No. 6, 12.2005, p. 432-436.

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