procidentia


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Related to procidentia: Uterine prolapse

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.