Transabdominal sonography to measure the total vaginal and mucosal thicknesses

Adrian Balica, Katherine Schertz, Daniella Wald-Spielman, Susan Egan, Gloria Bachmann

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Transabdominal and transvaginal sonography are used to measure bladder wall and detrusor thickness. Only transvaginal sonography has been used to measure the vaginal wall thickness. We describe the use of transabdominal sonography to measure the total vaginal wall thickness and total vaginal mucosal thickness at the bladder trigone. The mean bladder wall thickness and SD from published data were within the 95% confidence interval of our data. Total vaginal and mucosal thicknesses are reliable measurements, which require specific evaluation in a postmenopausal population. They could be used to quantify vaginal atrophy and could correlate to symptoms of atrophy and response to treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-464
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


  • gynecology
  • measurement
  • menopause
  • transabdominal sonography
  • vagina


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