Pelvic floor dysfunctions embrace a large series of different conditions in which functional abnormalities of the pelvic floor lead to impairment in urinary and sexual functions and in rectal voiding. A multidisciplinary approach is needed in the evaluation of these patients, as well as the adoption of imaging studies adequate to explore the complex anatomy of the region and its dynamic functionality. Available imaging studies include: endoanal and transperineal ultrasound, X-ray defecography and MR defecography. The purpose of this review article is to illustrate the technique, indications, the current role, and diagnostic value of each one of these. The recent availability of new imaging techniques and related advantages will also be discussed.

Pelvic floor dysfunctions: how to image patients?

Barile A.;Romano L.;
2020-01-01

Abstract

Pelvic floor dysfunctions embrace a large series of different conditions in which functional abnormalities of the pelvic floor lead to impairment in urinary and sexual functions and in rectal voiding. A multidisciplinary approach is needed in the evaluation of these patients, as well as the adoption of imaging studies adequate to explore the complex anatomy of the region and its dynamic functionality. Available imaging studies include: endoanal and transperineal ultrasound, X-ray defecography and MR defecography. The purpose of this review article is to illustrate the technique, indications, the current role, and diagnostic value of each one of these. The recent availability of new imaging techniques and related advantages will also be discussed.
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
JAP JOU PELVIC 2020.pdf

solo utenti autorizzati

Tipologia: Documento in Versione Editoriale
Licenza: Dominio pubblico
Dimensione 2.11 MB
Formato Adobe PDF
2.11 MB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri   Richiedi una copia

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11697/141407
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? 1
  • Scopus 8
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 7
social impact