Reconstructive and Reproductive Surgery in Gynecology: Volume 1: Fundamentals, Symptoms, and Conditions, 2nd Edition (e-Book) book cover

Reconstructive and Reproductive Surgery in Gynecology

Volume 1: Fundamentals, Symptoms, and Conditions, 2nd Edition

Edited by Malcolm G. Munro, Victor Gomel

CRC Press

448 pages | 455 Color Illus.

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This new edition of a groundbreaking book, now in two volumes, enables the reader more readily to understand pathogenesis, appropriate investigation, and application of both surgical and nonsurgical strategies and techniques.

Table of Contents

Anatomy and surgical dissection of the female pelvis for the gynecologic surgeon. Reproductive physiology for the gynecological surgeon. Energy based surgical devices. Principles of laparoscopic surgery. Principles of microprocessor-assisted laparoscopic ("robotic") surgery. Principles of laparotomic and vaginal surgery. Principles of hysteroscopic surgery. Imaging for the gynecologic surgeon. Preservation of fertility in gynecologic surgery: Strategies and techniques. Complications of surgery of the female reproductive tract. Congenital anomalies of the female reproductive tract. Ectopic pregnancy. Endometrial polyps. Adenomyosis: Uterus sparing treatment. Endometriosis: General principles. Uterine leiomyomas. Pathogenesis of pelvic floor disorders. Pelvic infections and their sequelae. Fallopian tube disorders. Postoperative adhesions. Pathogenesis, pathology, and clinical significance of intrauterine adhesions. Malignancy. Chronic pelvic pain. Abnormal uterine bleeding. The adnexal mass. Diagnosis, investigation, and nonsurgical management of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. Infertility: Mechanisms and investigation. Recurrent pregnancy loss: A new strategy for evaluation based on genetic testing.

About the Editors

Malcolm G. Munro, MD, is a Clinical Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Director of Gynecologic Services, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, California, USA. A cofounder of the FIGO Menstrual Disorders Committee that has been responsible for the development and publication of the FIGO Nomenclature and Classification Systems for causes of abnormal bleeding in the reproductive years, created to facilitate the design and interpretation of related clinical trials, he has published more than 100 papers, 26 chapters, and four books, and is an editor, on the editorial board, or a reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed specialty journals. He has served the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) as a member of the Board of Trustees (2000-2002) and was the inaugural chair of the AAGL Practice Committee, charged with the development of evidence based practice guidelines related to minimally invasive approaches to gynecology.

Victor Gomel, MD, is Professor and former head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, in the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He has served as President of several societies, including the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, and the International Society of In Vitro Fertilization. He is internationally recognized for pioneering work in reproductive microsurgery and operative laparoscopy. With his team, he obtained the first IVF baby in Canada. He received many prestigious awards including the honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the Simon Fraser University, the Salat-Baroux prize in reproduction from the French National Academy of Medicine, to which he was elected as foreign member; was elected as fellow to the Academy of Art and Sciences, and awarded the Légion d’Honneur by the President of France.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics
MEDICAL / Reproductive Medicine & Technology