Anterior vaginal wall repair

A/P repair; Vaginal wall repair; Posterior vaginal wall repair; Colporrhaphy - repair of vaginal wall; Cystocele repair; Uterine prolapse - vaginal wall repair; Urinary incontinence - vaginal wall repair

Anterior vaginal wall repair is a surgical procedure. This surgery tightens the front (anterior) wall of the vagina.

Anterior vaginal wall repair

Anterior vaginal wall repair is a procedure performed to improve urinary continence. The pubocervical fascia is folded and stitched to bring the bladder and urethra into the proper position.

Cystocele

A cystocele is an downward outpocketing or hernia of the bladder towards the vaginal opening. The weakening of the muscular wall in this condition can cause urine to leak from the bladder when there is an increase in internal abdominal pressure such as in sneezing or coughing. Surgery such as an anterior vaginal wall repair may help this condition.

Anterior vaginal wall repair (Surgical treatment of urinary incontinence) - series

The vaginal opening lies just below the urethral opening, and just above the anal opening. The urethral opening, through which urine passes, leads to the bladder. The anus leads to the rectum. The vaginal opening leads to the vaginal canal, which leads to the uterus.

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