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Practical Application of Ultrasound in the Assessment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

  • Vincent Tse
  • Lewis ChanEmail author

Abstract

The transperineal (translabial) approach to pelvic floor ultrasound allows for an easy, non-invasive method of imaging the three compartments of the pelvic floor. Furthermore, there is little distortion of anatomy and patient discomfort because the transducer is placed externally. Slings and synthetic meshes are easily visible as echogenic structures on ultrasound and transperineal imaging allows for good functional imaging assessment especially in patients with complex pelvic organ prolapse. This chapter covers the application of 2D pelvic floor ultrasound in the assessment of pelvic organ prolapse in routine clinical practice.

Keywords

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Mesh Repair Pubic Symphysis Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery Reconstructive Surgeon 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyConcord Repatriation General HospitalSydneyAustralia

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