Three-dimensional ultrasound imaging of the levator hiatus in late pregnancy and associations with delivery outcomes.

@article{Lanzarone2007ThreedimensionalUI,
  title={Three-dimensional ultrasound imaging of the levator hiatus in late pregnancy and associations with delivery outcomes.},
  author={Valeria F Lanzarone and Hans Peter Dietz},
  journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={176-80}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the correlations between dimensions of the levator hiatus in late pregnant nulliparous women, mode of delivery and length of second stage. METHODS This was a prospective observational pilot study of 61 nulliparous women seen and examined between 36 and 40 weeks of pregnancy. A translabial ultrasound examination was undertaken, and three-dimensional volumes comprising the levator hiatus were recorded at rest, during a pelvic floor muscle contraction and on Valsalva. The… CONTINUE READING