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

Index

Details

No. of pages:
384
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Electronic ISBN:
9780702036491
Print ISBN:
9780443072727

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