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Three-dimensional ultrasound appearance of pelvic floor in nulliparous women and pelvic organ prolapse women



Three-dimensional ultrasound appearance of pelvic floor in nulliparous women and pelvic organ prolapse women



International Journal of Medical Sciences 9(10): 894-900



The present study investigated the morphology and structure of pelvic floor in 50 nulliparous and 50 pelvic organ prolapse (POP) women using translabial three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound. The levator hiatus in POP women was significantly different from that in nullipara women. In POP women, the size of pelvic floor increased, with a circular shape, and the axis of levator hiatus departed from the normal position in 36 (72%) cases. The puborectalis was avulsed in 18 (36%) cases and the pelvic organs arranged abnormally in 23 (46%) cases. In summary, 3D ultrasound is an effective tool to detect the pelvic floor in POP women who presented with abnormalities in the morphology and structure of pelvic floor.

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Accession: 056572069

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PMID: 23155363

DOI: 10.7150/ijms.4829


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