Doppler ultrasound is a non-invasive technique for investigating artery blood flow variations. In 39 normoovulatory patients we investigated the correlation between bladder distension and uterine/ovarian blood flow resistance. The patients were scanned transabdominally or transvaginally both with full and emptied bladders. Pulsatility Index was significantly higher in patients with a full bladder than in the same group after they had emptied their bladders. The present study showed that the full bladder modifying pelvic anatomy and/or increasing sympathetic tone is responsible of a high blood flow resistance in the uterine artery.

Uterine and ovarian blood flow measurement.Does the full bladder modify the flow resistance?

ARTINI, PAOLO GIOVANNI;GENAZZANI, ANDREA
1994

Abstract

Doppler ultrasound is a non-invasive technique for investigating artery blood flow variations. In 39 normoovulatory patients we investigated the correlation between bladder distension and uterine/ovarian blood flow resistance. The patients were scanned transabdominally or transvaginally both with full and emptied bladders. Pulsatility Index was significantly higher in patients with a full bladder than in the same group after they had emptied their bladders. The present study showed that the full bladder modifying pelvic anatomy and/or increasing sympathetic tone is responsible of a high blood flow resistance in the uterine artery.
C., Battaglia; Artini, PAOLO GIOVANNI; G., D'Ambrogio; P. A., Galli; Genazzani, Andrea
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