Female pelvic organ prolapse (POP) involves the downward descent of pelvic and/or lower abdominal organs resulting in protrusion of the vagina, uterus, or both. The condition is becoming more common given the aging population in the United States.
The purpose of this illustration, using normal anatomy of a nulliparous female, is to demonstrate the precise location of anatomic points used to assess POP during examination. The illustration is unique in that it is the first to unequivocally document these points and provide precise examples POP stages.
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