Prevalence of hydronephrosis in patients with genital prolapse

Ofer Gemer, Marina Bergman, Shmuel Segal

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Objective: To determine the prevalence of hydronephrosis in patients with genital prolapse and evaluate contributing factors. Methods: Retrospective study of the records of 189 patients with pelvic organ prolapse who underwent preoperative renal imaging studies. Results: Of the 189 patients 31 (17.4%) had hydronephrosis; in 20 (10.6%) patients the hydronephrosis was mild, in 7 (3.7%) it was moderate and in 4 (2.7%) it was severe. The patients with hydronephrosis were older (mean age 68±9.5 SD vs. 60.5±10.8 SD, P<0.001) had a higher creatinine levels (0.84±0.4 SD vs. 0.78±0.3 SD P<0.005) and had a higher degree of uterine prolapse (mean 2.6±0.9 SD vs. 1.1±1.2 SD, P<0.005). After adjusting for age and type of prolapse, only patients with uterine prolapse remained significantly more likely to suffer from hydronephrosis (adjusted odds ratio 1.9, 95% CI 1.1, 3.2). Conclusion: The prevalence of hydronephrosis in patients with genital prolapse is appreciable and is related primarily to degree of uterine prolapse. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-13
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Genital prolapse uterine prolapse
  • Hydronephrosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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