Vaginal pessary

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

A vaginal pessary is a device inserted into the vagina which can either be mechanical or pharmaceutical.

A mechanical pessary is most commonly used to treat uterine prolapse. It is also used to treat stress urinary incontinence, a retroverted uterus, cystocele and rectocele. A bewildering array of shapes and sizes are available.

A pharmaceutical pessary is imbued with compounds active locally.

An understanding of the radiological appearance of some of these devices is useful to avoid miss interpreting them.

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rID: 2252
System: Gynaecology
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  • Vaginal pessaries

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