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Related to descensus: descensus uteri, descensus testis
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Noun1.descensus - the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)
enteroptosis - an abnormally downward position of the intestines in the abdominal cavity
glossoptosis - abnormal downward or back placement of the tongue
disability, disablement, handicap, impairment - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
descensus uteri, metroptosis - prolapse of the uterus
nephroptosia, nephroptosis - prolapse of the kidney
ptosis - drooping of the upper eyelid caused by muscle paralysis and weakness
ureterocele - prolapse of the end of the ureter into the bladder; may obstruct urine flow
urethrocele - prolapse of the urethra into the vagina
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In our series, we observed various degrees of perineal descensus in patients with rectocele.
Avendo attribuito la morte fulminante del padre al castigo divino per aver osato desiderare Priamo, Gavina e trascinata dal senso di colpa in una descensus ad inferos nell'abisso oscuro dell'inconscio.
Then she dropped with the shades down in Hades, As, "Facilis descensus" the grade is, The Chief said he'd be hanged, As well as being danged, If he'd keep open hall for such ladies.
In fact, descensus uteri is the result of pelvic organ prolapse, it is not the cause.
Seven (31.8%) patients presented with postmenopausal bleeding, two (9.1%) with menometrorrhagia, two (9.1%) with uterine descensus, one (4.55%) with ascites, and one (4.55%) with vaginal bleeding and a vaginal mass.
For a nulliparous patient with minimal pelvic organ descensus and a narrow pelvis, the laparoscopic approach is reasonable.
However, I agree with her comparison with a crossing of the Styx (81) (and Charon's ferry, especially as the boat indeed carries the dead father during the return trip), while the trip to the island is, indeed, a descensus ad inferos.
The hospital database was searched for women diagnosed with at least one of the following pelvic floor disorders: descensus uteri, cystocele or cystorectocele, and with or without symptomatic urinary incontinence (study group) between January 2011 and January 2012.
L'incontinenza anale e meno frequente (6%)2,6, mentre il descensus di organi pelvici, quale il prolasso urogenitale, presenta un andamento ingravescente con l'aumento dell'eta e della parita, benche in alcuni casi possa recedere spontaneamente nei primi sei mesi dopo il parto (1,5).