Vaginal vault prolapse

Illustration of vaginal vault prolapse

Vaginal vault prolapse can occur following the surgical removal of the uterus, or hysterectomy.

(The first illustration shows where the uterus was before it was removed.) When the top of the vagina loses the support of the uterus, it often sags or drops into the vaginal canal.

Last Updated: October 20, 2008

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & R. Hugh Gorwill, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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