The pessary, a method for treating pelvic organ prolapse

Amanda Hassler, Kim Michael

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A pessary is a device similar to the outer ring of a diaphragm that is placed into the vagina to help reposition and support the uterus or bladder. It is a common method for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Numerous pessaries are available, and selection is based on pathologic condition and patient comfort. After a pessary is placed, patient follow-up is necessary to determine if it is working correctly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-16
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2005


  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pessary
  • Sonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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