Levator ani subtended volume: a novel parameter to evaluate levator ani muscle laxity in pelvic organ prolapse.

@article{Rodrigues2012LevatorAS,
  title={Levator ani subtended volume: a novel parameter to evaluate levator ani muscle laxity in pelvic organ prolapse.},
  author={Ant{\^o}nio Antunes Rodrigues and Renee Bassaly and Mona C. McCullough and H Leigh Terwilliger and Stuart Hart and Katheryne W Downes and Lennox Hoyte},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={206 3},
  pages={244.e1-9}
}
OBJECTIVE We describe a new parameter based on magnetic resonance 3-dimensional (3D) reconstructions proposed to evaluate levator ani muscle (LAM) laxity in women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP). STUDY DESIGN This is an institutional review board-approved, retrospective chart review of 35 women with POP, stages I-IV. The 3D Slicer software package was used to perform 2-dimensional and 3D measurements and the levator ani subtended volume (LASV) was described. Basically, the LASV represents… CONTINUE READING