Multidisciplinary Management of Female Pelvic Floor Disorders


  • Christopher Chapple, BSc, MBBS, MD, FRCS(Urol), FEBU, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Royal Hallamshire Hospital; Professor of Urology, Sheffeild Hallam University, Sheffield, UK Consultant Urologist
  • Philippe Zimmern, MD, FACS, Professor of Urology, Director, Bladder & Incontinence Center, Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Linda Brubaker, MD, Professor and Fellowship Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
  • Anthony R B Smith, MD MD, Consultant Urogynaecologist Professor of Radiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Durham, NC Consultant Gynaecologist, Department of Urological Gynaecology, Saint Mary's Hospital for Women & Children, Manchester, UK
  • Kari Bo, Professor, PT, PhD, Exercise scientist, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, Oslo, Norway

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.
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Book information

  • Published: June 2006
  • 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

Table of Contents

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