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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ho, LM; Low, VH; Freed, KS

Published Date

  • 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 562 - 564

PubMed ID

  • 10525807

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0942-8925

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s002619900563


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States