Balloon Proctography

  • M.-C. Marti
Conference paper


Various methods have been developed to image the rectum and the pelvic floor, at rest and during defaecation. Some methods are very complex and useful only for research. To simulate a rectum full of faeces, instead of introducing a contrast medium directly into the rectum, Preston [1] and, subsequently, Lahr [2], have used a specially designed balloon filled with barium. This method is supposed to be more comfortable and less malodorous for the patient and the x-ray staff.


Pelvic Floor Faecal Incontinence Anal Canal Sphincter Muscle Squeeze Pressure 
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  1. 1.
    Preston DM, Lennard-Jones JE, Thomas BM (1984) The balloon proctogram. Br J Surg 71: 29–32PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Lahr CJ, Cherry DA, Jensen LL, Rothenberger PA (1988) Balloon sphincterography. Dis Colon Rectum 31: 347–351PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Buchmann P (1988) Lehrbuch der Proktologie. Hans Huber, BernGoogle Scholar

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