Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
The Step2CK Test Prep Series was created by fourth-year students at the Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock as a project of the fourth-year geriatrics rotation. It was developed as part of the Reynolds Geriatrics Podcast series, which is supported by an Aging and Quality of Life grant from the D.W. Reynolds Foundation. The episodes in this series are based on questions that have geriatrics content and patient vignettes from the 2010 Step 2CK Sample Exam. For more information on the series, go to http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.
This episode is based on Question 46 on page 40 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives - the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:
- Recognize the first step in management of vaginal prolapse.
- Recognize the symptoms associated with vaginal prolapse.
- Know the physical exam findings of a patient with vaginal prolapse.
- Know the different types of prolapse including anterior, apical and posterior.
- Know the risk factors associated with prolapse.