Perineal descent and patients' symptoms of anorectal dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, and urinary incontinence.
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SourceInternational Urogynecology Journal, 21, 6, (2010), pp. 721-729
1 juni 2010
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Epidemiology, Biostatistics & HTA
International Urogynecology Journal
SubjectNCEBP 12: Human Reproduction; NCEBP 1: Molecular epidemiology; ONCOL 5: Aetiology, screening and detection; NCEBP 12: Human Reproduction
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this dynamic magnetic resonance (MR) imaging study was to assess the relation between the position and mobility of the perineum and patients' symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction. METHODS: Patients' symptoms were measured with the use of validated questionnaires. Univariate logistic regression analyses were used to study the relationship between the questionnaires domain scores and the perineal position on dynamic MR imaging, as well as baseline characteristics (age, body mass index, and parity). RESULTS: Sixty-nine women were included in the analysis. Only the domain score genital prolapse was associated with the perineal position on dynamic MR imaging. This association was strongest at rest. CONCLUSIONS: Pelvic organ prolapse symptoms were associated with the degree of descent of the perineum on dynamic MR imaging. Perineal descent was not related to anorectal and/or urinary incontinence symptoms.
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