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Good evening

I'm a Medical Doctor, Urologist, from Milan, Italy

I'm trying to publicate a brief scientific paper. If someone can help me, I would need a brief correction on the following text. It was very complicate description. Is the reading clear?

Thank you in advance

DUAL-PLANE TRANSRECTAL ULTRASOUND PROBE INSERTION (part of Matherial and Methods section)



We used dual-plane transrectal probe in all procedures. Characteristics of probe tip is showed in figure 1. Insertion procedure may be divided into two steps as follow: 1) the sagittal plane of the tip probe is rotated by 90° clockwise with reference to sagittal plane of patient; thus, orientation of ovoid shaped tip probe cross-section coincides with anal ring and anal sphincter morphology; 2) as the tip is pointed to anal ring, the probe handle is moved down; in this way the plane of both curved tip and anal canal lie in the same direction. This insertion technique enables less traumatic insertion through anal ring and anal canal thanks to minimal stretch of anal sphincter muscular fibres. As the tip pass through anal canal and enters the rectum, the probe is rotated by 90° counter-clockwise and the sagittal plane of both patient and probe take the same direction so the biopsy procedure can start.

Fig.1: transrectal probe tip;

Fig.2: the probe is rotated clockwise that the angle between patient sagittal plane and probe sagittal plane is 90°.

Fig. 3: as the probe tip points the anal ring, the curved tip axis coincides with anal canal axis.

Fig. 4: the probe tip enters the anal canal and the probe handle progressively is moved up until probe handle axis coincides with anal canal axis.
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Marco.raGood evening

I'm a Medical Doctor, Urologist, from Milan, Italy

I'm trying to publicate a brief scientific paper. If someone can help me, I would need a brief correction on the following text. It was very complicate description. Is the reading clear?

Thank you in advance

DUAL-PLANE TRANSRECTAL ULTRASOUND PROBE INSERTION (part of Material and Methods section)



We used dual-plane transrectal probes in all procedures. Characteristics of the probe tip is shown in figure 1. The insertion procedure may be divided into two steps as follow: 1) the sagittal plane of the tip probe is rotated by 90° clockwise with reference to the sagittal plane of the patient; thus, orientation of the ovoid-shaped tip probe cross-section coincides with the anal ring and anal sphincter morphology; 2) as the tip is pointed at the anal ring, the probe handle is moved down; in this way the plane of both curved tip and anal canal lie in the same direction. This insertion technique enables less traumatic insertion through the anal ring and anal canal thanks to minimal stretching of the anal sphincter muscle fibres. As the tip passes through the anal canal and enters the rectum, the probe is rotated by 90° counter-clockwise and the sagittal plane of both patient and probe take the same direction so the biopsy procedure can start.

Fig.1: Transrectal probe tip;

Fig.2: The probe is rotated clockwise so that the angle between the patient's sagittal plane and probe sagittal plane is 90°.

Fig. 3: As the probe tip points towards the anal ring, the curved tip axis coincides with the anal canal axis.

Fig. 4: The probe tip enters the anal canal and the probe handle progressively is moved up until the probe handle axis coincides with the anal canal axis.
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Thanks a lot Feebs11!

I lerned so much from your very useful review. I'm going to publicate online the complete paper to European Urology.

With great gratitude

Marco
You're welcome. Hope it goes well.