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Symposium highlights new studies on pelvic diseases

Update: December, 19/2016 - 15:45
The symposium held by the Bình Dân Hospital and the HCM City Pelvic Floor Society highlights advanced technologies in treatment of pelvic diseases. — VNS Photo Gia Lộc
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — The latest techniques in treatment and surgery for pelvic organ prolapse were highlighted on December 17 at the 11th symposium on diseases of the female pelvis held at Bình Dân Hospital in HCM City.

Doctors at Từ Dũ Obstetrics Hospital’s gynaecological urology ward said that pelvic organ prolapse, which is the abnormal descent or herniation of the pelvic organs from their normal attachment sites or their normal position in the pelvis, occurs among more than 50 per cent of women who give birth.

Many surgical and non-surgical treatment methods for the pelvic organ prolapse have been used in health facilities in the country, they said.

Commonly, doctors prescribe patients to use medicine first, they added.

And then, if the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse, such as a pressing on the uterus, urinary problems and problems with bowel movements, do not reduce, a surgery is needed.

Nearly 11-19 per cent of women with pelvic organ prolapse need surgery.

Surgery for pelvic organ prolapse is used to remove the uterus, although this isn’t a  problem, said the group of doctors of Từ Dũ Obstetrics Hospital’s gynaecological urology ward.

However, now many women with pelvic organ prolapse who need surgery for treatment do not want to remove the uterus because of different reasons including pregnancy in the future, they said.

According to the doctors, keeping the uterus should be considered comprehensively.

Speaking at the symposium held by the Bình Dân Hospital and the HCM City Pelvic Floor Society, Dr Đỗ Bá Hùng, deputy head of the Bình Dân Hospital, said that perineology, which is the study of pelvic diseases, is a new professional field in Việt Nam.

Demand from patients for maintaining their physical beauty and quality of life is rising, leading to the development of perineology, Hùng said, adding that the lastest techniques in treatment, such as robotic surgery, help develop perineology.

The training conferences are held to share experiences in treatment and update advanced technologies for treatment, he said. — VNS


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