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Evaluating Pelvic Floor Muscle Contractility Using Two-Dimensional Transperineal Ultrasonography in Patients With Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Ouchi, Mifuka; Kitta, Takeya; Suzuki, Shigeyuki; Shinohara, Nobuo; Kato, Kumiko

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: October 2019 - Volume 74 - Issue 10 - p 587–588
doi: 10.1097/OGX.0000000000000728
GYNECOLOGY: UROGYNECOLOGY
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(Abstracted from Neurourol Urodyn 2019;38:1363–1369)

Pelvic function has a significant role in the pathogenesis of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). First-line treatment for POP is pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT), which is widely prescribed for this purpose.

Department of Renal and Genitourinary Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo (M.O., T.K., N.S.); Department of Physical Therapy, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, Tobetsu (M.O.); Department of Physical Therapy, Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya University (S.S.); and Department of Female Urology, Japanese Red Cross Nagoya First Hospital (K.K.), Nagoya, Japan

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