Utility

By documenting abnormal (i.e., reduced or increased) anorectal motion during evacuation,

Figure 12.1. Diagram of the scintigraphic balloon device in place. The proximal portion of the balloon rests in the rectum, the central portion traverses the anal canal, and the distal portion projects beyond the anal verge. Radioactive markers are taped to the skin over the pubis anteriorly and over the tip of the coccyx posteriorly. (From Barkel et al,5 copyright Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1988.)

Figure 12.1. Diagram of the scintigraphic balloon device in place. The proximal portion of the balloon rests in the rectum, the central portion traverses the anal canal, and the distal portion projects beyond the anal verge. Radioactive markers are taped to the skin over the pubis anteriorly and over the tip of the coccyx posteriorly. (From Barkel et al,5 copyright Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1988.)

scintigraphy is useful for confirming a clinically suspected functional disorder of defecation, with far less radiation than is delivered by standard fluoroscopic technique.5,6 Anorectal scintigraphy has not been directly compared to barium evacuation proctography. However, in contrast to barium proctography, scintigraphic proctography cannot visualize anatomic disturbances during rectal evacuation such as a rectocele, enterocele, rectal intussusception, or uterine prolapse.

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