An integrative review and severity classification of complications related to pessary use in the treatment of female pelvic organ prolapse.

@article{Abdulaziz2015AnIR,
  title={An integrative review and severity classification of complications related to pessary use in the treatment of female pelvic organ prolapse.},
  author={Marwa Abdulaziz and Lynn Stothers and Darren Lazare and Andrew J. Macnab},
  journal={Canadian Urological Association journal = Journal de l'Association des urologues du Canada},
  year={2015},
  volume={9 5-6},
  pages={E400-6}
}
INTRODUCTION Pessary use is the preferred non-surgical treatment option for female pelvic organ prolapse. As pessaries can be used chronically to alter pelvic floor anatomy, consideration of short-and long-term complications is important in patient management. We systematically reviewed articles describing the complications of pessary use to determine frequency and severity. METHODS A systematic search via MEDLINE and PubMed using the key terms "complications," "pessary," "pelvic organ… CONTINUE READING