The rectal vaginal opacification with water and the anti-peristaltic agent in magnetic resonance scanning of the intestinal endometriosis

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Gurses C., Mulayim B., ÇAĞLAR M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, vol.16, no.3, pp.208-212, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tjod.galenos.2019.43788
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.208-212
  • Keywords: Endometriosis, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, menstruation, painful, DEEP INFILTRATING ENDOMETRIOSIS, US
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: No


The diagnosis of deep intestinal endometriosis is mandatory to plan treatment and for follow-up; however, there is no consensus worldwide in the use of rectal/ vaginal opacification and anti-peristaltic agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning, being defined as an option for the examination. The transvaginal ultrasound images of previous MRI with the standard protocol, and recent MRI in our institution with rectal/vaginal opacification with water and the anti-peristaltic agent are presented in four cases for comparison, respectively. The technique in our institution seems to be more effective than routine pelvic MRI scans in the intestinal endometriosis.