Pelvic floor dysfunction after levator trauma 1-year postpartum: a prospective case–control study

@article{Laterza2014PelvicFD,
  title={Pelvic floor dysfunction after levator trauma 1-year postpartum: a prospective case–control study},
  author={Rosa Maria Laterza and Lore Schrutka and Wolfgang H Umek and Stefan Albrich and Heinz Koelbl},
  journal={International Urogynecology Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={26},
  pages={41-47}
}
  • Rosa Maria Laterza, Lore Schrutka, +2 authors Heinz Koelbl
  • Published in
    International Urogynecology…
    2014
  • Medicine
  • Introduction and hypothesisThe aim of this study was to evaluate pelvic floor dysfunction and anatomical signs of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in patients with levator ani muscle (LAM) trauma compared with patients with an intact LAM 1 year postpartum.MethodsIn a prospective case–control study, primiparous women after vaginal delivery, with LAM trauma diagnosed on 3D ultrasound, were included in the case group. Controls consisted of patients who fulfilled the same inclusion criteria but had an… CONTINUE READING

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