Aim: A missense mutation in the elastin gene (g28197A > G) is associated with an increased risk for inguinal hernias. Due to the shared epidemiological and pathophysiological features between pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and inguinal hernias, the authors hypothesized that a similar association exists between elastin gene polymorphism and POP. Materials andMethods: Patients of Ashkenazi Jewish ori- gin with advanced (stage III-IV) POP (as assessed by POP-Q) and healthy controls were compared for the presence of the elastin gene g28197A > G missense mutation. Results: The missense mutation in the elastin gene was not found in neither the study or the control group. Conclusion: The elastin gene g28197A > G missense mutation was not found to be associated with an increased risk for POP.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|State||Published - 15 Feb 2020|
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©2020 Haya et al.
- Genetic polymorphism
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Point mutation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Reproductive Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology