procidentia


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prolapse

 [pro´laps]
1. the falling down or downward displacement of a part or viscus; called also procidentia and ptosis.
2. to undergo such displacement.
prolapse of cord protrusion of the umbilical cord ahead of the presenting part of the fetus in labor.
Variations of prolapsed umbilical cord. From McKinney et al., 2000.
prolapse of the iris protrusion of the iris through a wound in the cornea.
mitral valve prolapse see mitral valve prolapse.
rectal prolapse (prolapse of rectum) protrusion of the rectal mucous membrane through the anus.
prolapse of uterus downward displacement of the uterus so that the cervix is within the vaginal orifice (first-degree prolapse), the cervix is outside the orifice (second-degree prolapse), or the entire uterus is outside the orifice (third-degree prolapse).

pro·ci·den·ti·a

(prō'si-den'shē-ă),
A sinking down or prolapse of any organ or part; usually related to prolapse of the uterus.
[L. a falling forward, fr. procido, to fall forward]

procidentia

/pro·ci·den·tia/ (pro″sĭ-den´shah) prolapse (1).

procidentia

[-siden′shə]
Etymology: L, procidere, to fall forward
the prolapse of an organ. The term is usually applied to a prolapsed uterus.

pro·ci·den·ti·a

(pros'i-den'shē-ă)
A sinking down or prolapse of any organ or part.
[L. a falling forward, fr. procido, to fall forward]

procidentia

Displacement (PROLAPSE) especially of the womb (uterus), from its normal position. In procidentia the uterus descends through the VAGINA to a varying degree and must be retained in place either by a PESSARY or by a surgical repair.

pro·ci·den·ti·a

(pros'i-den'shē-ă)
A sinking down or prolapse of any organ or part.
[L. a falling forward, fr. procido, to fall forward]

procidentia

a state of prolapse, especially prolapse of the uterus.
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Procidentia with carcinoma of the cervix may be influenced by the age group, for carcinoma of the cervix is usually seen in relatively younger women; the older women thus have gone safely through the period when carcinoma usually develops, finally developing prolapse without carcinoma; those of the younger age may develop carcinoma of the cervix and are cured or succumb before procidentia develops; moreover, carcinoma of the cervix by causing fixation of the uterus may prevent the development of procidentia.
We have tried to correlate the findings with definite association, but its practical implication in predicting as a significant risk factor or a protective factor for development of cervical malignancy, "the infrequency of carcinoma of the cervix with complete procidentia," requires more research in terms of more number of patients in study, and very important is their follow-up study such as how many patients of prolapse develop malignancy when compared with patients without descent.
5) This could be due to increase in percentage of prolapse uterus particularly procidentia prevalent in our rural area.
However, for a very elderly woman--one in her late 80s or 90s--who has severe or extreme prolapse with a very large procidentia and vaginal length measuring, say, 13 cm beyond the introitus, I do prefer an obliterative procedure.
38% (68 out of 94) presented to us with third degree descent and another 8 patients had procidentia.
39 had second degree prolapse, whereas only three of them had first degree prolapse and two patient each had procidentia and vault prolapse.
The use of triple vaginal ring pessaries in procidentia prior to total Prolift procedure.