Case Report
Volume 7 Issue 8 - 2018
Biomechanical characterization using Tactile Imaging and Interpretation of Female Pelvic Floor Conditions before a Treatment
Hichem Bensmail*
Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist, Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Polyclinique Bordeaux Nord Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
*Corresponding Author: Hichem Bensmail, Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist, Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Polyclinique Bordeaux Nord Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France.
Received: March 30, 2018; Published: July 31, 2018
Citation: Hichem Bensmail. “Biomechanical characterization using Tactile Imaging and Interpretation of Female Pelvic Floor Conditions before a Treatment”. EC Gynaecology 7.8 (2018): 293-297.
Abstract
Introduction: Biomechanical and functional evaluations of vaginal conditions facilitate outcome assessment, leading to improved patient satisfaction. In case of pelvic floor issues, a patient could undergo medical imaging and biomechanical diagnostic tests. The results of these tests may help to analyse options of treatment and suggest the optimal for one patient.
Case Report: Vaginal tactile imaging (VTI) allows assessment of the soft tissue of the vaginal walls at rest, with manually applied deflection pressures and with voluntary and involuntary muscle contraction, and relaxation, and Valsalva maneuver. During a patient examination, data collected from the probe sensors are displayed on the VTI computer display in real time. VTI allows acquisition of the pressure patterns along the entire vagina to visualize tissue elasticity, muscle tone and strength at contraction. That provides evaluation of individual variations in tissue elasticity, support defects, as well as pelvic muscle function. Interpretation of the acquired VTI data for normal pelvic floor support and prolapse conditions is proposed based on biomechanical assessment of the functional anatomy.
Conclusion: Vaginal tactile imaging allows biomechanical characterization of female pelvic floor structures and tissues in vivo, which may help to optimize treatment of the local conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence and atrophy.
Keywords: Vaginal Tactile Imaging; Radiofrequency; Vaginal Conditions; Pelvic Floor; Stress Urinary Incontinence; Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Copyright: © 2018 Hichem Bensmail. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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