Preoperative and postoperative ultrasound assessment of stress urinary incontinence

INTRODUCTIONː The role of ultrasound imaging in urogynecology is not defined. Significant developments in visualization techniques and interpretation of images allowed to study structures of the lower genitourinary tract and pelvic floor. EVIDENCE ACQUISITIONː PubMed and Scopus database were searched for publications on the following item: stress urinary incontinence, ultrasound, perineal ultrasound and preoperative and postoperative assessment. EVIDENCE SYNTHESISː The role of ultrasound in urogynecology could be helpful in diagnosing of urinary incontinence and urethral hypermobility, to document pelvic floor anatomy and to assess anatomic and functional changes before and after surgery. CONCLUSIONSː Ultrasound could be an important step during preoperative and post-operative assessment of patients affected by stress urinary incontinence.

Minerva ginecologica. 2018 Jun 27 [Epub ahead of print]

Patrizio Antonazzo, Ilenia Di Bartolo, Francesca Parisi, Irene Cetin, Valeria M Savasi

Unit of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Fetal Research Giorgio Pardi, Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Hospital Luigi Sacco, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy., Unit of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Fetal Research Giorgio Pardi, Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Hospital Luigi Sacco, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy - .

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