Determinants of vagina by computed tomography in Korean women
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- 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
KeywordsComputed tomography Total vaginal length Total vaginal thickness Total vaginal width
total vaginal length
total vaginal width
total vaginal thickness