Practical application of ultrasound in the assessment of pelvic organ prolapse

Vincent Tse, Lewis Chan*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The transperineal (translabial) approach to pelvic floor ultrasound allows for an easy, non-invasive method of imaging the three compartments of the pelvic floor. Furthermore, there is little distortion of anatomy and patient discomfort because the transducer is placed externally. Slings and synthetic meshes are easily visible as echogenic structures on ultrasound and transperineal imaging allows for good functional imaging assessment especially in patients with complex pelvic organ prolapse. This chapter covers the application of 2D pelvic floor ultrasound in the assessment of pelvic organ prolapse in routine clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPelvic floor ultrasound
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples, applications and case studies
EditorsLewis Chan, Vincent Tse, Stephanie The, Peter Stewart
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages77-85
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319043104
ISBN (Print)9783319043098
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

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