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Radiological workup 

Radiological workup
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Radiological workup
Author(s):

Brigitta Boller

, Oleh Babyak

, and Volodymyr Denysenko

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199579624.003.0002
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date: 31 July 2021

Chapter 2 reviews the use of imaging studies in the assessment of the pelvic floor disorders in patients with obstructed defecation syndrome (ODS) symptoms, and is a summary of the diagnostic experience in the field of pelvic floor disorders accumulated over the last 10 years with more than 4000 patients. It suggests that in most cases a pelvic floor pathology is not caused by a solitary disorder. Only the anatomical definitions per se are solitary, eg rectocele, cystocele, enterocele, mucosal and rectal prolapse. The situations encountered in daily practice are of a higher complexity with at least two concurrent disorders. The evaluation of their interaction matched to the patient’s symptoms is the key to this work and is essential for successful diagnosis.

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