Clinical Ultrasound in Benign Proctology

2-D and 3-D Anal, Vaginal and Transperineal Techniques

  • Mario Pescatori
  • Andrew P. Zbar
  • Clive I. Bartram

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Mario Pescatori, Stella Ayabaca, Maria Spyrou, Paola De Nardi
    Pages 11-57
  3. Clive I. Bartram, Mario Pescatori
    Pages 59-69
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 93-93

About this book


2-D and 3-D anal ultrasound are among the most recent and advanced tools available for both the diagnosis and the management of anorectal diseases. They are neither expensive nor harmful for the patients and progressively replaced anal mapping with EMG electrodes for the diagnosis of sphincter's defects and anismus, which represents nearly 50% of the cases of chronic constipation. Anal US may provide the clinician with useful information for both classification, diagnosis and management of anorectal sepsis, anal incontinence and anorectal-perineal chronic pain. Almost any case presented in this Atlas shows both imaging and clinical pictures, thus allowing both the radiologist and the clinician to assess the reliability of the exam and the outcome of the selected treatment


Anal Ultrasound Anorectum Benign diseases Imaging Trauma Vaginal Ultrasound classification diagnosis ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Mario Pescatori
    • 1
  • Andrew P. Zbar
    • 2
  • Clive I. Bartram
    • 3
  1. 1.Villa Flaminia HospitalRomeItaly
  2. 2.School of Clinical Medicine and ResearchThe University of West Indies, Queen Elizabeth HospitalBarbados
  3. 3.St. Mark’s HospitalHarrowUK

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