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Sexologies
Volume 25, n° 4
pages e57-e60 (novembre 2016)
Doi : 10.1016/j.sexol.2016.04.005
Articles originaux / Original articles

The diagnosis value of needle electrode electromyography in vaginismus
 

N. Gammoudi a, b, , Z. Affes a, b , S. Mellouli a, b , K. Radhouane c , M. Dogui a, b
a Neurophysiology Department, University Hospital Sahloul, 4054 Sousse, Tunisia 
b Physiology Department, Faculty of Medicine of Monastir, University of Monastir (Lab LTIM, LR 12ES06), Avicenne Street, 5016 Monastir, Tunisia 
c Hedi Cheker Street, 5180 Ksour Alsaf, Tunisia 

Corresponding author. Service d’explorations fonctionnelles du système nerveux, CHU Sahloul, Route de Ceinture, Sahloul, 4054 Sousse, Tunisia.
Summary
Objective

To investigate the contribution of needle electrode electromyography (EMG) in the diagnosis of vaginismus.

Methods

The electromyograhic activity of ischio-cavernosus and bulbo-cavernosus muscles was recorded by using a concentric needle EMG on 9 women with vaginismus, then compared to the EMG activity of no vaginismus women. The agreement between the needle electrode EMG and clinical exam was assessed by measuring the Cohen Kappa coefficient.

Results

The EMG was abnormal in 7 women presenting vaginismus by showing a significant reactivity after stimulating the vaginal introitus. A hyperexcitability was found in 4 cases. The EMG and clinical findings presented a high level of agreement.

Conclusion

The pelvic floor muscles in vaginismus patients showed an increased EMG activity at rest and on induction of vaginismus. The needle electrode EMG can be useful for the diagnosis of vaginismus.

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Keywords : Vaginismus, EMG, Unconsummated marriage, Medico-legal diagnosis, Sexuality, DSM-5




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