Multidisciplinary Management of Female Pelvic Floor Disorders

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780443072727
eBook ISBN: 9780702036491
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 22nd June 2006
Page Count: 384


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.

Key Features

  • Takes a multidisciplinary approach to all aspects of the bladder (including DI, sensory disorders, stress
    incontinence), vagina (prolapse), sexual dysfunction, pelvic pain, pan-pelvic floor pathology, and more.
  • Elucidates difficult concepts through a wealth of full-color illustrations throughout the text.
  • Features a multidisciplinary team of distinguished international authors.
  • Maintains clinical relevance by omitting extraneous discussions of history and basic science.
  • Summarizes the essentials for quick reference through "Key Points Boxes" at the beginning of each chapter.
  • Highlights medical and surgical treatment options in colored boxes for fast reference to critical information.
  • Covers the latest developments in pharmacology to keep you up to date with all available alternatives.
  • Offers a detailed appendix, which lists current ICS guidelines.

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



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"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