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Endoanal Ultrasonographic Imaging of the Anorectal Region

  • Giulio Aniello Santoro
  • Sthela M. Murad-Regadas
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Abstract

Endoanal ultrasound imaging is the gold standard for visualization of anal sphincter complex. High resolution 3D ultrasonography has further enhanced our understanding of anal sphincter anatomy. The new technology has enabled the practitioner to investigate perianal abscesses, defecatory dysfunction, and other benign pathologies.

Keywords

Perianal abscess Perianal fistula Anal sphincter Fecal incontinence 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giulio Aniello Santoro
    • 1
  • Sthela M. Murad-Regadas
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Pelvic Floor Unit, Department of SurgeryTreviso Regional HospitalTrevisoItaly
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryMedical School of Federal University of Ceara, Rua Prof. Costa Mendes, 1608-3° andar - Rodolfo Teófilo - CEP, 60416-200FortalezaBrazil
  3. 3.Unit of Pelvic Floor and Anorectal PhysiologyClinical Hospital, Medical School of Federal University of CearáFortalezaBrazil
  4. 4.Unit of Pelvic Floor of Sao Carlos HospitalFortalezaBrazil

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