1st Edition

Female Pelvic Health and Reconstructive Surgery

By Bruce I. Carlin, Fah Che Leong Copyright 2002

    Details specific surgical techniques as well as the efficacy and efficiency of each modality to restore normal organ function, prevent secondary health consequences, and improve patient quality of life. Emphasizes the importance of thorough office evaluations to classify symptoms and plan appropriate therapeutic interventions for urinary incontinence, pelvic floor prolapse, urgency and nocturia, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction.

    Preface 1. The Epidemiology and Etiology of Incontinence and Voiding Dysfunction 2. Diagnostic Evaluation of the Female Patient 3. Bladder Physiology and Neurophysiological Evaluation 4. Diagnosis and Assessment of Female Voiding Function 5. Radiological Evaluation 6. Urodynamic Evaluation of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction 7. Injectable Agents for the Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence in Females 8. Transabdominal Procedures for the Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence 9. Transvaginal Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence 10. Laparoscopic Approaches to Female Incontinence, Voiding Dysfunction, and Prolapse 11. Diagnosis and Management of Obstruction Following AntiIncontinence Surgery 12. Pediatric Dysfunctional Voiding in Females 13. Nonsurgical Treatment of Urinary Incontinence 14. Sacral Nerve Root Neuromodulation/Electrical Stimulation 15. Musculoskeletal Evaluation for Pelvic Pain 16. Diagnosis and Management of Interstitial Cystitis 17. Abdominal Approach to Apical Prolapse 18. Vaginal Prolapse: Types and Choice of Operation for Repair 19. Colpocleisis for the Treatment of Vaginal Vault Prolapse 20. Technique of Vaginal Hysterectomy21. Urethral Diverticulum 22. Evaluation and Management of Urinary Fistulas 23. Iatrogenic Urological Trauma 24. Surgical Treatment of Rectovaginal Fistulas and Complex Perineal Defects 25. Pessaries 26. Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy 27. Diagnosis of Female Sexual Dysfunction


    Bruce I. Carlin, Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A and Fah Che Leong St. Louis University School of MedicineSt. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.