Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Obstetrics & Gynecology is the most complete and reliable source of information on current developments in women's health care. According to population projections from the U.S. Census Bureau from 2010 to 2050 and published age-specific prevalence estimates for bothersome, symptomatic pelvic floor disorders and pelvic organ prolapse, the number of women with uterovaginal prolapse is expected gradually to increase from 3.3 to 4.9 million from 2010 to 2050. Whereas complete vaginal eversion is obvious, lesser degrees of prolapse and the presence of enterocele are more difficult to discern and require careful evaluation of all anterior, posterior, and apical compartment defects. Also, associated functional abnormalities, whether concurrent or potential, must be properly explored, evaluated, and discussed with the patient.