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.
|Title of host publication||Pelvic floor ultrasound|
|Subtitle of host publication||Principles, applications and case studies|
|Editors||Lewis Chan, Vincent Tse, Stephanie The, Peter Stewart|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Publisher||Springer, Springer Nature|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|