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

Authors
  • Segev, Yakir
  • Auslender, Ron
  • Feiner, Benny
  • Lissak, Arie
  • Lavie, Ofer
  • Abramov, Yoram
Type
Published Article
Journal
International urogynecology journal and pelvic floor dysfunction
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2009
Volume
20
Issue
12
Pages
1451–1453
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00192-009-0968-9
PMID: 19652899
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Patients 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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