The levator-urethra gap measurement: a more objective means of determining levator avulsion?

@article{Dietz2008TheLG,
  title={The levator-urethra gap measurement: a more objective means of determining levator avulsion?},
  author={Hans Peter Dietz and A Abbu and Ka Lai Shek},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={32 7},
  pages={941-5}
}
OBJECTIVES Levator avulsion, a common childbirth-related traumatic abnormality of this muscle, is characterized by a widened gap between the muscle insertion and urethra. This study assessed the use of four-dimensional ultrasound imaging to measure the levator-urethra gap (LUG) in order to identify avulsion. METHODS In a retrospective study, we reviewed the records of 118 women seen for clinical assessment and imaging. Axial plane tomographic ultrasound slices were obtained at intervals of 2… CONTINUE READING

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