Enterocele is often associated with other pelvic floor disorders but it is not always possible to detect by clinical examination. Defecography with peritoneography and/or barium meal intake has recently been developed as a new method to identify enterocele, but this method is an invasive procedure. Multislice computed tomography was performed at rest and during simulated defecation to evaluate an 80-year-old female patient who had a defecation disorder and was diagnosed as having rectocele based on results from defecography and clinical findings. Multiplanar reconstruction images were generated for image evaluation. Using this novel method of dynamic pelvic computed tomography, a third-degree enterocele was clearly demonstrated in this case.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging