Transrectal echography and cystography in the assessment of female stress urinary incontinence
Bandi, G.; Larizza, U.; Rodolico, R.; Giuberchio, C.; Bagliani, F.
La Radiologia Medica 79(3): 228-232
ISSN/ISBN: 0033-8362 PMID: 2186446 Accession: 041843512
The authors report their experience in the study of urinary stress incontinence, by evaluating both affinities and differences between conventional techniques (cystography) and transrectal US. The parameters are evaluated concerning the relationship of the vesical cervix to the inferior margin of the pubis, together with the posterior urethrovesical angle (PUV), and the urethral inclination axis (AV). Twenty-five women with urinary stress incontinence were studied, and 20 subjects with different pathologic conditions. No single parameter considered appeared to be conclusive: as a matter of fact, both methods offer advantages and disadvantages, which are described.