Vaginal opacification during defecography: utility of placing a folded gauze square at the introitus.
Journal Article (Journal Article)
We evaluated the value of placement of a folded gauze square into the urogenital introitus to improve vaginal opacification in 90 patients who underwent defecography. Of the 50 patients who retained the gauze in the introitus, 96% demonstrated excellent or good vaginal opacification. By contrast, only 75% of the 40 patients who lost the gauze during the study were able to achieve the same level of opacification. This difference was shown to be statistically significant (p < 0.002), suggesting that placement of a folded gauze square in the introitus limits loss of contrast from the vagina, which improves vaginal opacification.
- Ho, LM; Low, VH; Freed, KS
Volume / Issue
- 24 / 6
Start / End Page
- 562 - 564
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States