The contractile properties of vaginal myofibroblasts: Is the myofibroblasts contraction force test a valuable indication of future prolapse development?

@article{Meyer2008TheCP,
  title={The contractile properties of vaginal myofibroblasts: Is the myofibroblasts contraction force test a valuable indication of future prolapse development?},
  author={Sylvain Meyer and Chahin Achtari and Patrick Pr Hohlfeld and Lucienne Juillerat-Jeanneret},
  journal={International Urogynecology Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={19},
  pages={1399-1403}
}
Using a specific myofibroblast contraction test, we try to predict future utero-vaginal prolapse development in young primiparae women. We compare myofibroblast cultures of the vaginal wall in primiparae women (group 1), young multiparae women (group 2) and older multiparae women (group 3) who were operated on for severe utero-vaginal prolapse. A myofibroblast-mediated collagen gel contraction assay determined a contraction factor that was compared in the three groups of women. The… CONTINUE READING