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Published in: International Urogynecology Journal 7/2022

21-03-2022 | Achondroplasia | Images in Urogynecology

Management of procidentia in an achondroplastic patient

Authors: Claudia Payá Ten, Justin To, Nuan Cui

Published in: International Urogynecology Journal | Issue 7/2022

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Much is unknown regarding pelvic organ prolapse in the context of achondroplasia, the most common type of short-limbed dwarfism [1]. It is hypothesized that achondroplastic patients might be at an increased risk of pelvic organ prolapse owing to increased intra-abdominal pressure from severe lordosis, as well as pelvic floor ligamentous laxity. These patients often have increased surgical morbidity from significant co-morbidities such as obesity, obstructive sleep apnea, and difficult intubation [2] (Figs. 1, 2, and 3).
Metadata
Title
Management of procidentia in an achondroplastic patient
Authors
Claudia Payá Ten
Justin To
Nuan Cui
Publication date
21-03-2022
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Keyword
Achondroplasia
Published in
International Urogynecology Journal / Issue 7/2022
Print ISSN: 0937-3462
Electronic ISSN: 1433-3023
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-022-05158-w

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