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Revista Cubana de Medicina

versión impresa ISSN 0034-7523versión On-line ISSN 1561-302X


RODRIGUEZ ALLENDE, Miguel A.; GONZALEZ ROJAS, Pedro Pablo  y  VALDES ACOSTA, Yener. Defecograpohy in anorectal and pelvic floor affections  . Rev cubana med [online]. 2006, vol.45, n.3. ISSN 0034-7523.

The defecography is a radiological technique that is defined as the imaging expression of the defecation act. By this technique, it is possible to determine the anatomical and functional changes of the rectum and the anus, as well as the movements of the pelvic floor during defecation. The objectives of this paper were make a wide bibliographic review of the defecography technique, to describe it and to show the preliminary results in the first cases studied in the country. The first sample was composed of 12 patients that visited the proctology office of "Hermanos Ameijeiras" Hospital due to defecation disorders from January 15 to July 15, 2004. It was concluded that defecography is an efficient method for the detection of numerous anorectal and pelvic floor functional and morphological alterations. The most frequent affections were: rectocele, incomplete emptying of the feces content of the rectum and fecal incontinence. The technique to perform defecography, adapted and applied to this investigation, proved to be adequate and provided the data required for an accurate diagnosis.

Palabras clave : Defecography; pelvic floor.

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