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Year : 2017 | Month : October | Volume : 11 | Issue : 10 | Page : TC01 - TC03

Comparison of Aortosacral Promontary Distance with Age and BMI in Female Patients Undergoing CT

Sneha Mary Varghese, Suresh Sukumar, Abhimanyu Pradhan

1. Student, Department of Medical Imaging Technology, School of Allied Health Sciences/Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India. 2. Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Imaging Technology, School of Allied Health Sciences/Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India. 3. Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Imaging Technology, School of Allied Health Sciences/Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Abhimanyu Pradhan,
Department of Medical Imaging Technology, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Univeristy,
Manipal-576104, Karnataka, India.
E-mail: abhimanyu.newar@gmail.com

Abstract

Introduction: Sacral colpopexy is the gold standard procedure for pelvic organ prolapse. During sacral colpopexy, various complications such as haemorrhage can occur. Careful dissection of presacral space is essential to minimize complications.

Aim: The aim of the study was to compare patient age and Body Mass Index (BMI) with Computed Tomography (CT) measured aortosacral promontory distance.

Materials and Methods: From 172 samples data such as age and BMI of female patients aged 18 years and above was collected. Study was performed on patients who underwent Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography (CECT) scans of abdomen. The obtained data was statistically analyzed using Pearsonís correlation test and Multiple linear regression.

Results: The mean age was 56.5 years (range 18-95) and Mean body mass index was 23.25 (range 10.8-35.7). Increase in age is correlated with decrease in Aortosacral Promontory distance (APT) {Pearsonís correlation coefficient (r) is -0.795 between age and APT, p<0.01}, but there is no correlation between BMI and APT (Pearsonís correlation coefficient (r) is - 0.005 between BMI and APT, p>0.01). According to CT measurements aortopromontary distance is decreased in elderly female patients, but no significant changes in BMI and APT.

Conclusion: The study showed that as age increases, APT decreases and there is no significant changes in relation to BMI. Therefore, during abdominal sacral colpopexy, the surgeon should be careful and consider the aortopromontary distance in the elder female patients while performing dissection.

Keywords

Aorta bifurcation, Aortosacral promontory distance, Pelvic organ prolapse, Presacral haemorrhage, Presacral space, Sacral colpopexy

How to cite this article :

Sneha Mary Varghese, Suresh Sukumar, Abhimanyu Pradhan. COMPARISON OF AORTOSACRAL PROMONTARY DISTANCE WITH AGE AND BMI IN FEMALE PATIENTS UNDERGOING CT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 October [cited: 2017 Oct 24 ]; 11:TC01-TC03. Available from
http://jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=October&volume=11&issue=10&page=TC01-TC03&id=10693

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/29659.10693

Date of Submission: Apr 29, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Jun 21, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Jul 22, 2017
Date of Publishing: Oct 01, 2017

FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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