Real-time intraoperative ultrasound guidance: The transrectal approach

A. Dekel, D. Rabinerson, B. Kaplan, R. Orvieto, T. Levy, Y. Shalev, Z. Ben-Rafael, A. DEKEL

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Objective: To assess the role of real-time transrectal ultrasound guidance in complicated gynecologic procedures. Design: In 1998-99, real-time guidance with transrectal ultrasound was utilized in our department to assist the gynecologic surgeon in two procedures: completing the evacuation of the uterine cavity after identification of uterine wall perforation during first trimester termination of pregnancy, and drainage of infected vaginal vault hematoma following hysterectomy. Results: The technique was applied for 11 patients, six abortions and five infected hematomas. All the procedures were completed without any further complications and the patients were discharged on the following day. Follow-up was uneventful. Conclusions: On-line intraoperative transrectal ultrasound can effectively provide real-time assistance to the gynecologic surgeon during complicated pelvic procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-152
Number of pages3
JournalUltrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • CUFF hematoma
  • Real-time
  • Rectal
  • Ultrasound
  • Uterine perforation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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