Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

This book reports on the experience of the Cleveland clinic team with the management of pelvic floor diseases. As many other authors Davila and colleagues consider the pelvic floor as a single unit and provide a combination of views from various disciplines such as urology, gynaecology, gastroenterology, colorectal surgery and reconstructive surgery.

Population aging is presently associated with an increasing number of patients referred for pelvic floor diseases. Urologists are frequently involved in incontinence or prolapse management but their practise requires probably also good knowledge of other pelvic floor diseases.

Anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, imaging and management of pelvic floor diseases are considered and all syndromes are described and their specific therapy explained. Incontinence and prolapse sections represent a large part of the book. Nevertheless, the authors bring up other topics such as pain management, physiotherapy and combined aspects of reconstructive surgery.

The only criticism one may have on this excellent book is the absence of colour figures. Nevertheless, the information provided in this publication will be of interest for a interdisciplinary approach to pelvic floor diseases; helpful not only for urologists but for all practitioners involved in the treatment of these patients.

Editors : Davila GW, Ghoneim GM, : Wexner SD, Steven D
399 pages, 178 figures, 51 tabs, hardcover, published in 2006
Published by : Springer-Verlag GmbH
ISBN : 1-85233-730-3

Prof.Dr. Paul Méria

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