Do urologists and gynaecologists manage posterior compartment prolapse differently

dc.contributor.authorAdam, Ameeraen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorJeffery, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorAdam, Ahmed
dc.contributor.authorDe Jong, Peter
dc.contributor.authorArieff, Yusuf
dc.identifier.citationAdam, A. et al. 2011. Do urologists and gynaecologists manage posterior compartment prolapse differently. South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 17(1): 4, 5, 6, 8.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2305-8862 (online)
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dc.description.abstractIntroduction and hypothesis. A comparative study assessing the management of posterior compartment prolapse (PCP) by gynaecologists and urologists in South Africa. Methods. Questionnaires relating to the above procedures were posted to a nationwide random selection of urologists and gynaecologists. Results. Of 500 questionnaires 106 (21%) were returned, 26 from urologists and 80 from gynaecologists. Urologists performed fewer PCP procedures, with 73% (N=19) doing less than one case per month; 58% of the urologists who indicated their procedure of choice would use a mesh kit. Of the gynaecologists, 60% (N=48) performed at least 5 procedures per month. Vaginal hysterectomy was not used in the management of prolapse by any of the responding urologists, compared with 82% (N=66) of the gynaecologists. In defining a successful outcome, only 12% (N=3) of the urologists and 14 % (N=11) of the gynaecologists mentioned sexual function, while 46% (N=12) of the urologists and 37% (N=30) of the gynaecologists mentioned bowel function. Conclusion. Urologists use significantly more mesh kits and gynaecologists perform more traditional repairs.en_ZA
dc.format.extent4 p. : ill.
dc.publisherHealth & Medical Publishing Groupen_ZA
dc.subjectRectum -- Prolapse -- Surgeryen_ZA
dc.subjectUterus -- Prolapse -- Surgeryen_ZA
dc.titleDo urologists and gynaecologists manage posterior compartment prolapse differentlyen_ZA
dc.rights.holderAuthors retain copyrighten_ZA

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