Ultrasound for monitoring the complex patient

Ultrasound is also very useful in other situations: with patients who have undergone pelvic floor surgery when we do not know exactly which procedure was implemented, what type of mesh was used, etc. (Figure 12).

Figure 12. Patient with a transobturator mesh (that can be seen very far away from the urethra) and correctly placed urethral implants
Another major field is the study of cases of recurrence in operated patients: the assessment of the type of recurrence and the diagnosis of hidden defects, such as high occlusive enteroceles or the presence of the bladder inside a vaginal vault prolapse. All this information proves very useful when considering the best surgical solution.

In conclusion, it is currently unthinkable that a pelvic floor unit would not be able to perform ultrasound testing, as it is a technique that increases our knowledge for both diagnosing and monitoring our patients.