Although surgeries for POP are common, many professionals find terms used to describe POP surgeries confusing, heterogeneous, and difficult to explain to patients and providers. Even among experts, terms regarding POP surgeries are rapidly evolving and inconsistent, resulting in miscommunication and limiting patient care and research.
Despite the introduction of several standardization documents on terminology for POP diagnosis, anatomy, and disease description, no such document exists for the surgical procedures to repair POP. The aim of this document is to propose a standardized set of terms to describe common surgeries for POP repair.
A writing group made up of members of AUGS and IUGA has been working on developing a clinically-based terminology document that comprehensively assigns terms to widely practiced surgical procedures employed by obstetrician-gynecologists, urologists, and urogynecologists to treat POP in women.
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