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Vaginal Pessaries

1st Edition

Edited by Teresa Tam, Matthew F. Davies

CRC Press

124 pages | 3 Color Illus. | 12 B/W Illus.

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With mesh surgery for prolapse sometimes proving problematic, there has been a resurgence of professional medical interest in more traditional methods for the management of prolapse and of stress urinary incontinence. This concise guide to the practical aspects of pessary use will be of interest to all gynaecologists involved in clinical management of the patient with these problems.

Table of Contents



About the editors

List of contributors

1 Historical review

Jaime B Long and Sonia Bhandari

2 Pessaries for pelvic organ prolapse

Michael D Moen and Anne F Wright

3 Incontinence pessaries

Sarah S Boyd

4 Pessary fitting trial

Hayley Barnes and Thythy Pham

5 Pessary care

Marko J Jachtorowycz

6 Outcomes of pessary use

Soo Kwon

7 Current clinical studies in vaginal pessaries

Kelly Jirschele


About the Editors

Teresa Tam, MD, FACOG, FACS, is a gynecologist in private practice at "All for Women Healthcare, SC" in Chicago and Skokie, Illinois; she is also the Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery at Amita Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. Since 2014, she has been invited annually to be a clinical seminar speaker on the topic of vaginal pessaries at the Annual Clinical Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Matthew F. Davies, MD, FACOG, is Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Quality, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Health, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Family & General Practice
MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics
MEDICAL / Urology