Transrectal ultrasonography technique in stress urinary incontinence in women
Fernández González, I.; Ruiz Rubio, J.L.; Llorente Abarca, C.; Herrero Payo, A.; Bustamante Alarma, S.; Paez Borda, A.; Berenguer Sánchez, A.
Archivos Espanoles de Urologia 48(2): 185-190
ISSN/ISBN: 0004-0614 PMID: 7755422 Accession: 044843523
This study describes the use of transrectal ultrasound as an alternative to cystography in the assessment of female stress urinary incontinence. The procedure and the different parameters that must be evaluated are also described herein. The patients were evaluated in the standing position and saggital sections were obtained with a transrectal transducer. The bladder was filled with saline and the test was done at rest using the Valsalva maneuver with or without a bladder catheter. In these patients with female stress urinary incontinence, bladder neck movement was dorsal and caudad, the most important observation being bladder neck descent. Furthermore, we found an increased posterior urethrovesical angle. Transrectal US is an alternative imaging technique in the assessment of patients with stress urinary incontinence that is easy to learn and avoids exposure of the patients to radiation.