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The role of the MR-fluoroscopy in the diagnosis and staging of the pelvic organ prolapse.
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PMID:  15607865     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study is to investigate the efficacy of the magnetic resonance fluoroscopy in the diagnosis and staging of the pelvic prolapse. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study consisted of 46 patients who were known to have pelvic prolapses from their vaginal examination. Thirty women who underwent vaginal exam and shown not have pelvic prolapse were selected as a control group. Firstly, pelvic sagittal FSE T2 weighted images of all the women were acquired in 0.3 T open MR equipment than sagittal MR-fluoroscopic images using spoiled gradient echo sequences were obtained during pelvic strain. Physical examination and MR-fluoroscopic findings were compared. The relationship between the stages of prolapse established by both of the methods was evaluated statistically with Pearson's correlation analysis. RESULTS: Physical examination and MR findings were very concordant in the diagnosis of pelvic prolapse and statistical correlations in the stages of prolapse were established between both of the methods (P<0.01 for anterior and middle comportment, P<0.05 for posterior comportment). CONCLUSION: We conclude that MR-fluoroscopy is a non-invasive, easily applied, dynamic useful method without contrast agent in the diagnosis and staging of pelvic organ prolapse.
Omer Etlik; Halil Arslan; Oner Odabaşi; Hulya Odabaşi; Mustafa Harman; Hacer Celebi; M Emin Sakarya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of radiology     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0720-048X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Radiol     Publication Date:  2005 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-20     Completed Date:  2005-04-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106411     Medline TA:  Eur J Radiol     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  136-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Yuzuncu Yil University Faculty of Medicine, Arastirma Hastanesi Radyoloji Servisi, Van, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Image Enhancement / methods
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
Middle Aged
Physical Examination
Rectocele / classification,  diagnosis*
Urinary Bladder Diseases / classification,  diagnosis*
Uterine Prolapse / classification,  diagnosis*

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