The influence of posture on perineal ultrasound imaging parameters

Dietz, H. P. and Clarke, B. (2001) The influence of posture on perineal ultrasound imaging parameters. International Urogynecology Journal And Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, 12 2: 104-106. doi:10.1007/PL00004030


Author Dietz, H. P.
Clarke, B.
Title The influence of posture on perineal ultrasound imaging parameters
Journal name International Urogynecology Journal And Pelvic Floor Dysfunction   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0937-3462
Publication date 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/PL00004030
Volume 12
Issue 2
Start page 104
End page 106
Total pages 3
Place of publication London
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject C1
321012 Nephrology and Urology
730115 Urogenital system and disorders
1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Abstract A prospective clinical study was carried out to evaluate the influence of posture on perineal ultrasound imaging parameters. One hundred and thirty-two consecutive women presenting with symptoms of lower urinary tract dysfunction were examined by multichannel videourodynamics and perineal ultrasound, both supine and standing. Ultrasound included color Doppler imaging when available, i.e. in a subgroup of 99 patients. The position of the bladder neck at rest was higher in the supine position (P <0.001) and it descended further on Vaisalva (P <0.001), to reach an almost identical final position. There was a higher degree of urethral rotation on supine imaging (P = 0.001). Urethral funneling on Valsalva was more likely in the erect position (P<0.001), as was urine leakage documented by color Doppler imaging (P<0.001). The effect of a pelvic floor contraction was not significantly influenced by posture. Imaging of the urethrovesical junction should be undertaken in both supine and erect positions to document optimally both hypermobility and funneling or leakage.
Keyword No Category
Funneling
Hypermobility
Perineal Ultrasound
Posture
Urodynamics
Bladder Neck
Position
Mobility
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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