Vaginal ring pessary

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Abdominal pain. Gynaecological history. Multi-parous.

Patient Data

Age: 79
Gender: Female

Large round circular artifact projects over the pelvis.  Appearances in keeping with a vaginal ring pessary.

Fecal loading.

Case Discussion

Usually identified incidental on imaging of elderly females a vaginal ring pessary is 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.


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Case information

rID: 43847
Published: 26th Mar 2016
Last edited: 18th May 2017
System: Gynaecology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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