The use of transperineal ultrasound to examine the perineum has developed extensively in recent years and has become an important tool for understanding perineal mobility and function.
It involves placing an ultrasound probe with a protective cover and coated with gel on the perineum.
This painless procedure provides a unique view of the pelvic muscles and connective tissue. It can be used to examine pelvic organ prolapse as well as the anal sphincter, and to provide a 3D/4D reconstruction of the levator ani muscles following childbirth. It can also help identify the causes of urinary incontinence and reveal prostheses used to treat urinary incontinence or prolapse.
This dynamic procedure requires specific expertise, and Dr. Kaelin Gambirasio is particularly competent in this area.