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Multidisciplinary Management of Female Pelvic Floor Disorders

This new reference distinguishes itself through its comprehensive presentation of female urology from an international, multidisciplinary perspective. Written by a team of authorities, all world renowned in their respective fields, the book covers the full range of disorders from urinary incontinence and overactive bladder, to fistulae and reconstructive surgery, while paying particular attention to anatomy, pathophysiology and investigations.



Published: June 2006

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-07272-7


  • "The text is well referenced, and I found the tables that summarize the current literature helpful in forming my own opinions about treatment outcomes."

    "... my colleagues and I plan to use this book as the background for a didactic series in fellow and resident training"

    -NEJM, 356:19, May 10, 2007


  • Foreword: Richard Turner-Warwick
    Introduction - with emphasis on bladder (DI, sensory disorders, stress incontinence), vagina (prolapse), sexual dysfunction, pelvic pain, pan-pelvic floor pathology, the multidisciplinary team approach to female urology.

    Section One: Background

    1. Anatomy
    2. Pathophysiology
    3. Investigations (urodynamics, urological assessment)

    Section Two: Bladder Overactivity

    4. DI vs OAB
    5. Abnormalities of bladder sensation
    6. Interstitial cystitis
    7. Medical aspects of treatment (pharmacology etc)
    8. Surgery

    Section Three: Stress Incontinence/Prolapse

    9. Physiotherapy
    10. Electrical stimulation and biofeedback
    11. Drug treatment
    12. Surgery (vaginal and suprapublic)
    13. Resuspension, slings, injectable treatment and sphincters

    Section Four: Gynecologic Aspects

    14. Vaginal disorders
    15. Pelvic pain
    16. Sexual dysfunction

    Section Five: Reconstructive Surgery of the Female Urinary Tract

    17. Bladder replacement (covering benign disease, malignancy)
    18. Reconstruction: fistulae (ureter, bladder and urethra)

    Section Six: Miscellaneous and general urology aspects peculiar to the female

    Appendix: ICS guidelines



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