Alterations in Connective Tissue in Patients With or Without Pelvic Organ Prolapse
The aim of our study is to investigate the alterations in connective tissue of vaginal wall in patients with and without pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
|Official Title:||Alterations in Connective Tissue in Patients With or Without Pelvic Organ Prolapse.|
- The elastin content in tissue samples in patients with or without pelvic organ prolapse. [ Time Frame: september 2012 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- The collagen content in tissue samples in women with or without pelvic organ prolapse. [ Time Frame: September 2012 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||November 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients with pelvic organ prolapse
Patients, who were operated on because of pelvic organ prolapse.
Patients without pelvic organ prolapse
Patients, who had hysterectomy due to other reasons than pelvic organ prolapse.
The tissue samples were taken from the anterior wall of vagina in the midline close to cervix or apex. The tissue samples were collected from the vaginal wall of the patients with pelvic organ prolapse (n=39) during vaginal prolapse surgery. Control samples (n=39) were taken from patients after vaginal or laparoscopic removal of the uterus.
The formalin-fixed and paraffin embedded tissue samples were stained with Verhoeff van Gieson and Movat's pentachrome. Samples were examined by pathologist and gynecologist blinded as to the other investigator and to the pelvic organ prolapse status. In case of discrepancy investigators evaluated the samples together to gain consensus.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01749696
|Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Turku University Central Hospital|
|Turku, Finland, 20520|