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360˚Endorectal Ultrasound image

360˚Endorectal Ultrasound  Endorectal ultrasound is yet another diagnostic tool able to be used in the assessment and management of patients with fecal incontinence.  It can detect external and internal anal sphincter defects in these patients confirming what may be seen following an Anorectal Manometry diagnostic study.   It can assess and evaluate the structure of the sphincter muscle and surrounding tissue. There is little to no preparation for an Endorectal Ultrasound to be performed.  The patient is placed in the left lateral decubitus position.  A condom filled with ultrasound conductive gel is placed over the ultrasound probe and is lubricated with gel and then gently inserted into the anal canal.  The 360˚ Endorectal Ultrasound is relatively well-tolerated by most patients. ...

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Endorectal Ultrasound image

The Prometheus Group has an inexpensive Endorectal Ultrasound for physicians.  Imaging of the anal sphincter is helpful in all patients with fecal incontinence to assess the structure and integrity of the sphincters.   Ultrasound imaging of the anal sphincters provides complementary structural information to the functional information that can be obtained with Anorectal Manometry/Paradoxical EMG and should be performed in combination with this test.  The in-office procedure is well tolerated and provides more comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plans.  The reports are PDF and Microsoft Word™ format for easy importing in Electronic Medical Records. Written by Keith Behrends National Sales Manager The Prometheus Group

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