Central nervous system abnormalities in vaginismus

  title={Central nervous system abnormalities in vaginismus},
  author={Emma Frasson and Alessandra Graziottin and Alberto Priori and Elisa dall’Ora and Laura Bertolasi},
  journal={Clinical Neurophysiology},
OBJECTIVE To investigate possible altered CNS excitability in vaginismus. METHODS In 10 patients with primary idiopathic lifelong vaginismus, 10 with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome accompanied by vaginismus and healthy controls we recorded EMG activity from the levator ani (LA) and external anal sphincter (EAS) muscles and tested bulbocavernosus reflex (BCR). Pudendal-nerve somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) were tested after a single stimulus. Pudendal-nerve SEP recovery functions were… CONTINUE READING


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