Management of anterior vaginal prolapse in South Africa : national survey

dc.contributor.authorHenn, E. W.
dc.contributor.authorCronje, H. S.
dc.contributor.authorVan Rensburg, J. A.
dc.identifier.citationHenn, E. W., Cronje, H. S. & Van Rensburg, J. A. 2009. Management of anterior vaginal prolapse in South Africa : national survey. South African Medical Journal, 99(4):229-2230.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0256-9574 (print)
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dc.description.abstractTo the Editor: A national survey was done on the management of anterior vaginal prolapse (AVP) by registered gynaecologists and urologists in South Africa. Of 822 questionnaires posted, 30.2% were returned completed (23.2% from gynaecologists and 7.0% from urologists). The information supplied was anonymous and is probably a true reflection of current practice. Of concern were the 36.3% of respondents who did not use a recognised staging system, a low rate of pre-operative urodynamic investigation by gynaecologists (8.4%) and a high rate of synthetic mesh use by urologists (75.9%), even for primary procedures. This first survey among South African prolapse surgeons provides valuable insight into clinical practice.en_ZA
dc.format.extent2 p.
dc.publisherHealth and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)en_ZA
dc.subjectUterus -- Prolapseen_ZA
dc.titleManagement of anterior vaginal prolapse in South Africa : national surveyen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderAuthors retain copyrighten_ZA

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