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An analytic, longitudinal and retrospective investigation was carried out in a sample of 110 women from a total of 639 with different disorders of the genitals, excluding the septic ones. The former group had surgeries through vagina during the five year period 2005-2009, and were assigned to 2 groups: group A, formed by 37 women without genital prolapse (Peham-Amreich technique); and group B, formed by 73 women with this disorder (Heany technique) in clinical stages I and II-III, who were regrouped in subgroups of 32 and 41 patients, respectively. Variables such as: age, peroperative bleeding, surgical time, postoperative stay, peroperative and postoperative complications, as well as ambulatory control (thirtieth day) were considered in the series. The members of group A were adjusted to previously selected clinical and echographic requirements: mobile uterus and equivalent in volume to the fist of an adult man of average biotype, adequate operative field and normality in the adnexa examination. For the statistical analysis the Pearson test was applied, with significance values considered in 3 categories, that is: I, p=0.05 (standard); II, p=0.01 (high) and III, p=0.001 (very high). It was significantively demonstrated, that genital prolapse is an exclusive disorder of women over 50 years old. The rest of the chosen variables lacked statistical value in this study.
Keywords : woman; genital prolapse; vaginal hysterectomy; Peham Amreich technique; Heany technique.