Int Urogynecol J (2017) 28:1401–1405 DOI 10.1007/s00192-017-3285-8 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Digital rectal examination in the evaluation of rectovaginal septal defects 1 2 3 4 Suneetha Rachaneni & Ixora Kamisan Atan & Ka Lai Shek & Hans Peter Dietz Received: 15 November 2016 /Accepted: 25 January 2017 /Published online: 17 February 2017 The International Urogynecological Association 2017 Abstract relationship between rectocele pocket depth and the detection Introduction and hypothesis The objective was to evaluate the of rectocele on palpation. diagnostic potential of digital rectal examination in the iden- Conclusion Moderate agreement was found between digital tification of a true rectocele. rectal examination for rectocele and translabial ultrasound Methods This is a retrospective observational study utilising findings of a Btrue rectocele^. Digital rectal examination 187 archived data sets of women presenting with lower uri- may be used to identify these defects in clinical practice. nary tract symptoms and/or pelvic organ prolapse between Extending the clinical examination of prolapse to include rec- August 2012 and November 2013. Evaluation included a tal examination to palpate defects in the rectovaginal septum standardised interview, ICS-POPQ, rectal examination and may reduce the need for defecatory proctograms for the as- 4D translabial ultrasound. The main outcome measure was
International Urogynecology Journal – Springer Journals
Published: Feb 17, 2017
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera