Practical use of the pessary.


Journal Article

The pessary is an effective tool in the management of a number of gynecologic problems. The pessary is most commonly used in the management of pelvic support defects such as cystocele and rectocele. Pessaries can also be used in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. The wide variety of pessary styles may cause confusion for physicians during the initial selection of the pessary. However, an understanding of the different styles and their uses will enable physicians to make an appropriate choice. Complications can be minimized with simple vaginal hygiene and regular follow-up visits.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Viera, AJ; Larkins-Pettigrew, M

Published Date

  • May 1, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 61 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 2719 - 2729

PubMed ID

  • 10821152

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10821152

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-838X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States