International Urogynecology Journal

, Volume 20, Issue 6, pp 677–680

Determinants of vagina by computed tomography in Korean women

  • Min Jeong Kim
  • Myung Shin Kim
  • In Yang Park
  • Sa Jin Kim
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00192-009-0812-2

Cite this article as:
Kim, M.J., Kim, M.S., Park, I.Y. et al. Int Urogynecol J (2009) 20: 677. doi:10.1007/s00192-009-0812-2
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Abstract

Introduction and hypothesis

The purpose of this study was to determine the interrelations of the total vaginal length (TVL), total vaginal thickness (TVT), and total vaginal width (TVW), as measured by CT, and age, height, weight, and mode of delivery in Korean women.

Methods

One hundred eighty-five women were evaluated by between 2006 and 2008. To assure objectivity, two doctors measured the TVL, TVT, and TVW twice in the CT sagittal view.

Results

When the women were stratified into age groups, there were no statistical differences in TVL and TVT, but there was a meaningful statistical difference in TVW. Parity did not have a statistically significant effect on the TVL and TVT; however, the TVW in the NSD group was significantly greater than that in the C-sec group.

Conclusions

Parity, age, height, and weight are not associated with differences in baseline dimensions of the vagina, but the TVW is related to age and mode of delivery in Korea women.

Keywords

Computed tomography Total vaginal length Total vaginal thickness Total vaginal width 

Abbreviations

TVL

total vaginal length

TVW

total vaginal width

TVT

total vaginal thickness

Copyright information

© The International Urogynecological Association 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Min Jeong Kim
    • 1
  • Myung Shin Kim
    • 2
  • In Yang Park
    • 1
  • Sa Jin Kim
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyThe Catholic UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Laboratory Medicine, College of MedicineThe Catholic UniversitySeoulKorea
  3. 3.Holy Family Hospital Catholic University Medical CollegeBuchon CityKorea

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