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Female Urology

Text with DVD

Completely reorganized and updated, the 3rd Edition of this best-selling reference presents comprehensive coverage of all aspects of female urology, making it easy to implement today’s best approaches for every patient, both surgical and non-surgical. A bonus DVD includes video clips of surgical procedures to further enhance your surgical repertoire.


Hardbound, 1056 Pages

Published: April 2008

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-2339-5


  • Section 1: Basic Concepts

    Chapter 1: Developmental Anatomy and Urogenital Abnormalities—D. Bloom/J. Latini/K. Kieran

    Chapter 2: Structural Basis of Voiding Function—Previous Edition (El-Badawi)

    Chapter 3: Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology: Innervation of the Lower Urinary Tract—W. de Groat

    Chapter 4: Pharmacologic Basis of Bladder and Urethral Function and Dysfunction—K. Andersson

    Chapter 5: Hormonal Influences on the Female Genital and Lower Urinary Tract—D. Robinson/L. Cardozo

    Chapter 6: Social Impact of Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction—I. Addis

    Section 2: Evaluation and Diagnosis

    Chapter 7: Clinical Evaluation of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction—J. Blaivas/J. Sandhu

    Chapter 8: Imaging of the Female Genito-Urinary Tract—S. Raman/L. Boyadzhyan

    Chapter 9: Ultrasound Evaluation of Lower Genitourinary Tract—H. Dietz

    Chapter 10: Electrophysiological Evaluation of the Pelvic Floor—C. Fowler/S. Podnar

    Chapter 11: Urodynamic Evaluation—H. Lai/C. Smith/T. Boone

    Chapter 12: The Measurement of Urinary Symptoms, Health Related Quality of Life and Outcomes of Treatment for Urinary Incontinence—L. Sirls

    Section 3: Pathophysiology of Voiding Dysfunction

    Chapter 13: Classification of Voiding Dysfunction—A. Wein/L. Moy

    Chapter 14: Voiding Dysfunction and Neurological Disorders—G. Lemack

    Chapter 15: Effect of Pelvic Surgery on Voiding Dysfunction—A. Gousse/H. Tunuguntla

    Chapter 16: Idiopathic Urinary Retention in the Female—N. Rosenblum/P. Padmanabhan

    Section 4: Overactive Bladder

    Chapter 17: Clinical Diagnosis of Overactive Bladder—S. Al-Hayek/P. Abrams

    Chapter 18: Pathophysiology of Overactive Bladder—W. Steers/A. Klausner

    Chapter 19: Behavior Modification and Conservative Management of OAB—A. Bourcier

    Chapter 20: Pharmacological Management of Overactive Bladder—A. Wein/L. Moy

    Chapter 21: Pharmacologic Neuromodulation (Botox, RTX, Capsacin)—R. Rackley/P. Shenot

    Chapter 22: Sacral Neuromodulation (Interstim) for the Treatment of OAB—S. Siegel/S. Moeller

    Chapter 23: Tibial Nerve Stimulation—M. Stoller/M. Cooperberg

    Chapter 24: Pudendal Nerve Stimulation—K. Peters/R. Bennett

    Chapter 25: Detrusor Myomectomy—E. McGuire/L. Ng

    Chapter 26: Bladder Augmentation—E. McGuire/L. Ng

    Section 5: Stress Incontinence

    Chapter 27: Pathophysiology of Stress Incontinence—C. Chapple/F. Manassero

    Chapter 28: Conservative Management of SUI/Pelvic Floor Rehab in the Management of SUI—A. Bourcier

    Chapter 29: Selecting the Best Surgical Option for the Treatment of SUI—M. Albo

    Chapter 30: Evaluation, Quality of Life and Outcomes of Prolapse Surgery—L. Stothers

    Chapter 31: Urethral Injectables in the Management of SUI—J. Corcos/E. Elzayat

    Chapter 32: Current Role of Needle Suspensions—P. Zimmern/J. Gilleran/E. Takacs

    Chapter 33: Vaginal Wall Sling—R. Appell

    Chapter 34: Free Vaginal Wall Sling—D. Pushkar

    Chapter 35: Transabdominal Colposuspension for the Treatment of Stress Incontinence—E. Tanagho

    Chapter 36: Pubovaginal Sling (Autologous)—E. McGuire/L. Ng

    Chapter 37: The Use of Cadaveric Fascia for Pubovaginal Sling—G. Webster/N. Sherman

    Chapter 38: Fascia Lata Sling—K. Kreder/N. Dwyer

    Chapter 39: Mid to Distal Urethral Slings-TVT—C. Klutke/J. Klutke

    Chapter 40: IVS—P. Petros

    Chapter 41: DUPS—N. Zabihi/G. Maher/L. Rodriguez

    Chapter 42: SPARC—D. Staskin/R. Tyagi

    Chapter 43: Pubo-Vaginal Tape—S. Vasavada/R. Rackley

    Chapter 44: Obturator Sling—C. Klutke/J. Klutke

    Chapter 45: Cadaveric Fascia Using Bone Anchors—G. Leach/S. Rueff

    Chapter 46: Radiofrequency of Endopelvic Fascia—R. Dmochowski/E. Cole

    Chapter 47: Spiral Sling—A. Mourtzinos/M. Maher/S. Raz/L. Rodriguez

    Chapter 48: OAB and Stress Incontinence—E. McGuire/K. Smith

    Chapter 49: Complications After Anti-Incontinence Surgery—V. Nitti/C. Huckabay

    Section 6: Female Sexual Function and Dysfunction

    Chapter 50: Female Sexual Function and Dysfunction—I. Goldstein

    Section 7: Female Organ Prolapse

    Chapter 51: Epidemiology of Pelvic Organ Prolapse—F. Daneshgari/C. Moore

    Chapter 52: Pregnancy, Childbirth and Pelvic Floor Injury—A. Groutz

    Chapter 53: Anatomy and Pathophysiology of Pelvic Organ Prolapse—J. DeLancey/Y. Hsu

    Chapter 54: Clinical Diagnosis and Presentation—M. Walters/C. Grace

    Chapter 55: Imaging in the Diagnosis of Pelvic Organ Prolapse—S. Raman/L. Boyadzhyan

    Chapter 56: Dynamic MRI in the Diagnosis of Pelvic Organ Prolapse—C. Comiter/J. Funk

    Chapter 57: Urodynamics Evaluation of the Prolapse—S. Herschorn

    Chapter 58: Nonsurgical Treatment of Vaginal Prolapse: Devices for Prolapse and Incontinence—P. Norton

    a) Nonsurgical Treatment of Vaginal Prolapse
    b) Nonsurgical Treatment of Urinary Incontinence: Devices

    Chapter 59: The Use of Synthetics and Biomaterials in Vaginal Prolapse—F. Govier/K. Kobashi/K. Hsiao

    Part A) Anterior Vaginal Wall Prolapse

    Chapter 60: Managing the Urethra in Vaginal Prolapse—N. Itano/C. Dimarco

    Chapter 61: Cadaveric Fascial Repair of Cystocele—G. Leach/S. Rueff

    Chapter 62: Transabdominal Paravaginal Cystocele Repair—A. Bent/M. Germain/D. Akingba

    Chapter 63: Anterior Colporaphy for Cystocele Repair (Kelly)—T. Muir

    Chapter 64: Transvaginal Paravaginal Repair of Grade IV Cysocele—S. Raz

    Chapter 65: Cystocele Repair Using Biological Material (Pelvicol)—G. Webster/N. Sherman

    Chapter 66: Tension Free Cystocele Repair Using Prolene Mesh—M. Cervigni/F. Natale

    Part B) Enterocele and Uterine Prolapse

    Chapter 67: Sacrospinous Ligament Suspension for Vaginal Vault Prolapse—S. Botros/R. Goldberg/P. Sand

    Chapter 68: Repair of Vaginal Vault Prolapse Using Soft Prolene Mesh—M. Rutman/D. Deng/L. Rodriguez/S. Raz

    Chapter 69: Use of IVS Device for Vaginal Vault Prolapse—P. Petros

    Chapter 70: Transvaginal Sacro-colpopexy for Vaginal Vault Prolapse—G. Webster/R. Foster

    Chapter 71: Vaginal Hysterectomy for Prolapse/Benign Disease—M. Karram/C. Rooney

    Chapter 72: Laparoscopic Sacral Colpopexy—M. Paraiso

    Chapter 73: Transabdominal Sacral Colpopexy—M. Paraiso/C. Chen

    Part C) Posterior Vaginal Wall

    Chapter 74: Posterior Vaginal Wall Repair and Segmental Defect Repair—T. Muir

    Chapter 75: Posterior Repair Using Cadaveric Fascia—G. Leach/S. Rueff

    Chapter 76: Perineocele—N. Rosenblum/C. Twiss

    Chapter 77: Complications of Vaginal Prolapse Surgery—R. Foster/ C. Amundsen/G. Webster

    • Pain
    • Recurrance
    • Bleeding
    • Dyspareunia
    • Vaginal Shortening
    • Ureteral Obstruction and Fistula
    • Erosion of Materials

    Section 8: Defecatory Function and Dysfunction

    Chapter 78: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Defecatory Dysfunction—T. Hull/M. Zutshi

    Section 9: Fistula and Diverticula

    Chapter 79: Urethrovaginal Fistula—P. Zimmern/J. Gilleran

    Chapter 80: Reconstruction of the Absent or Damaged Urethra—J. Sandhu/J. Blaivas

    Chapter 81: Vaginal Approach for the Treatment of Vesicovaginal Fistula—M. Ruttman/D.Deng/L. Rodriguez/S. Raz

    Chapter 82: Abdominal Approach for the Treatment of Vesicovaginal Fistula—W. Artibani/M. Mancini

    Chapter 83: Recto-Vaginal Fistula—M. Rutman/D. Deng/L. Rodriguez/S. Raz

    Chapter 84: Uretero-Vaginal Fistula—D. Ginsberg

    Chapter 85: Urethral Diverticula—E. Rovner

    Section 10: Pelvic Pan and Inflammatory Conditions

    Chapter 86: Urinary Tract Infections in Women—A. Macejko/A. Schaeffer

    Chapter 87: Vulvar and Vaginal Disorders: Chronic Pain and Abnormal Discharge—A. Rapkin/M. Lee

    Chapter 88: Benign Cystic Lesions of the Vagina and Vulva—K. Eilber

    Chapter 89: Pathophysiology of Pelvic Pain—U. Wesselmann

    Chapter 90: Neuroendocrine Role in Chronic Pelvic Pain—T. Buffington

    Chapter 91: Role of Myofascial Release in Pelvic Pain—R. Anderson

    Chapter 92: Interstitial Cystitis (& Pelvic Dysfunction)—C. Payne

    Section 11: Geriatric Urology

    Chapter 93: Epidemiology of Incontinence and Voiding Dysfunction in the Elderly—A. Diokno/V. Petero

    Chapter 94: Normal Lower Urinary Tract Function in the Elderly—J. Ouslander/T. Johnson

    Chapter 95: Urodynamic Evaluation in the Elderly—P. O’Donnell

    Section 12: Reconstruction

    Chapter 96: Use of Bowel in Lower Urinary Tract Reconstruction in the Female—J. Thuroff/C. Wiesner

    Chapter 97: Surgical Closure of the Bladder Neck in the Treatment of Urinary Incontinence—R. Cespedes

    Chapter 98: Tissue Engineering for Reconstruction of the Urinary Tract and Treatment of SUI—A. Atala/D. Eberli

    Chapter 99: Vaginoplasty – Construction of Neovagina—M. Lesavoy/E. Carter


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