The study of gynecology and pelvic floor disorders is a rapidly developing area for gynecologists all around the world; and, moreover, an essential aspect to the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor disorders is a need for expertise in cystourethroscopy to accurately diagnose conditions of the lower urinary tract that frequently present to the gynecologists.
However, gynecologists have little training or expertise in the use of cystourethroscopy and therefore often do not feel comfortable in performing this procedure or distinguishing what is normal from what is abnormal. An excellent guide for educating gynecologists in endoscopy of the urinary tract, this highly illustrated text addresses this need and provides readers with a full understanding of the equipment that is used, how it is used and the conditions of the lower urinary tract they may find in the treatment of pelvic disorders.
Table of Contents
1. History of endoscopy of the female urinary tract. 2. Functional anatomy of the
lower urinary tract. 3. Cystourethroscopic instrumentation and equipment. 4. Cystourethroscopy: technique, indications, and complications. 5. Congenital urinary tract anomalies. 6. Urethral and periurethral conditions. 7. Infective and non-infective cystitis. 8. Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome/bladder pain syndrome. 9. Non-neoplastic abnormalities of the bladder. 10. Malignant conditions of the bladder and urethra. 11. Laparoscopy in urogynecology. 12. Urogenital fistulae. 13. Role of cystourethroscopy in urogynecological surgery. 14. Intraoperative cystourethroscopy in the prevention and treatment of urinary tract injury in gynecological surgery. 15. Training requirements for endoscopy of the urinary tract in female pelvic medicine.