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Are women with pelvic organ prolapse at a higher risk of developing hernias?

Authors
  • Segev, Yakir1
  • Auslender, Ron1
  • Feiner, Benny1
  • Lissak, Arie1
  • Lavie, Ofer1
  • Abramov, Yoram1
  • 1 Technion University, Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Carmel Medical Center, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, 7 Michal St, Haifa, 34362, Israel , Haifa (Israel)
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Urogynecology Journal
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Aug 04, 2009
Volume
20
Issue
12
Pages
1451–1453
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00192-009-0968-9
Source
Springer Nature
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Abstract

Introduction and hypothesisPelvic organ prolapse and hernia are common disorders which share several pathopysiological and epidemiological features. We therefore aimed to assess whether women with advanced pelvic organ prolapse have a higher prevalence of hernia.MethodsWe reviewed charts of women undergoing surgery for advanced pelvic organ prolapse and compared them to age-matched controls with mild or no prolapse.ResultsWe identified 60 patients who underwent surgery for advanced pelvic organ prolapse and 60 controls. The total prevalence of hernias was significantly higher among patients with pelvic organ prolapse (31.6% vs. 5%, p = 0.0002), attributed to hiatal (16.6% vs. 1.6%, p = 0.004) and inguinal (15% vs. 3.3%, p = 0.04) hernias.ConclusionsPatients with advanced pelvic organ prolapse have a higher prevalence of hiatal and inguinal hernias. This finding may be explained by similar pathophysiological mechanisms shared by both disorders.

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