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The Vulva

Physiology and Clinical Management, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

Edited by Miranda A. Farage, Howard I. Maibach

CRC Press

337 pages | 400 Color Illus.

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A unique compilation of expertise on anatomy, physiology, clinical issues, and current research, this textbook analyzes the range of presentation with age, ethnicity, symptoms, disorders, diagnoses, and toxicity. The second edition of this essential resource for anyone taking care of female patients has been doubled in scope to include additional chapters. All physicians, whether dermatologists or gynaecologists, as well as those researching the scientific evidence and symptoms, will benefit from the experience of the expert contributors and editors gathered here.

Table of Contents







I Anatomy and Physiology

1 Anatomy of the vulva

Aikaterini Deliveliotou and George Creatsas

2 Tissue structure and physiology of the vulva

Miranda A. Farage and Howard I. Maibach

3 Changes in the vulva and vagina throughout life

Miranda A. Farage, Howard I. Maibach, Aikaterini Deliveliotou, and George Creatsas

4 Microbial ecology of the vulva

Catherine C. Davis and Ronald W. Berg

5 Vulvar ethnic differences: An overview

Ying Zou and Howard I. Maibach

6 Vulvar and extragenital clinical sensory perception

Miranda A. Farage, Kenneth W. Miller, Denniz Zolnoun, and William J. Ledger

7 The menstrual cycle, the composition of menses, and the effect of menses on the skin

Miranda A. Farage, William H. Hood, and Paula J. Adams Hillard

8 Characterization and treatment of lochia: A review

Miranda A. Farage, Ninah Enane-Anderson, Narlha Munoz, Orlando Ramirez-Prada, and William J. Ledger

9 Biomolecular markers and physical measures in the urogenital area

Miranda A. Farage, Ken Wehmeyer, Gina Fadayel, Stacey Carpenter, Richard Cheng, Baiyang Wang, and William J. Ledger

II Management of Clinical Issues: Disorders, Diagnoses, Symptoms, Toxicity, and Therapies

10 Are vaginal symptoms ever normal?

Matthew Anderson and Alison Karasz

11 Common diseases of the vulva

Diane Elas and Colleen K. Stockdale

12 Which women develop vulvar cancer?

Allan Maclean

13 Vulvar cancer and post vulvectomy complications

Christos Iavazzo and Ioannis D. Gregkes

14 Dermoscopic and confocal microscopy patterns of vulvar mucosal melanotic macules

Elvira Moscarella, Elisa Cinotti, Jean Luc Perrot, and Giuseppe Argenziano

15 Vulvar procedures: biopsy and Bartholin abscess treatment

Allison Jackson, Danielle Cooper, and Edward J. Mayeaux, Jr

16 Condyloma

James Cook, James Ferguson, and Edward J. Mayeaux, Jr

17 Vulvar seborrheic keratosis

Jason C. Reutter

18 Vulvar oedema diagnosis

Katherine Gilmore and Jane Hussey

19 Vulvar/vaginal atrophy: A review

Rosella E Nappi and Barbara Gardella

20 Female-specific pruritus

Michael Joseph Lavery, Carolyn Stull, Shoshana Korman Grossman, and Gil Yosipovitch

21 Vulvar lichen sclerosus

Jill M. Krapf and Andrew T. Goldstein

22 Seborrheic keratosis: Pathogenesis, histopathology and clinical aspects

Devinder Mohan Thappa and Munisamy Malathi

23 Vulvodynia

Nancy A. Phillips, Lauren D. Arnold, and Gloria A. Bachmann

24 Impact of urinary incontinence and urogenital atrophy on the vulva

Sushma Srikrishna and Linda Cardozo

25 Fecal incontinence

Kevin Kniery, Vanessa P. Ho, and Scott R. Steele

26 The menstrual cycle and the skin

Birgit Drexler, Michael Landthaler, and Silvia Hohenleutner

27 Women’s perceptions of sensitive vulvar skin during different life stages

Miranda A. Farage

28 Dermatotoxicology of the vulva

Christina Y. Wang and Howard I. Maibach

29 Allergic contact dermatitis of the vulva Cody J. Connor

30 Bioengineering methods for the vulva

Sibylle Schliemann, Britta Opper, and Peter Elsner

31 Vulvar therapies: Evidence vs. testimony

Natalie Moulton-Levy and Howard I. Maibach

III Genital Alterations and Classifications

32 Female genital alterations: A sociological perspective

Samar A. Farage

33 Female genital cutting: Cultural challenges and health complications

Miranda A. Farage, Kenneth W. Miller, Ghebre Tzeghai, Jack Sobel, and William J. Ledger

34 Classification of the labia minora

Cindy Wu, Lynn A. Damitz, and Denniz A. Zolnoun

35 Danger zones in labiaplasty

Cindy Wu, Lynn A. Damitz, and Denniz A. Zolnoun

IV Vulvar Care

36 Genital hygiene: Culture, practices, and health impact

Miranda A. Farage and Mario Bramante

37 Products used on the vulva

Miranda A. Farage and Lisa Lennon

38 Consumer research and in-market comments

Brigitte Nijs


About the Editors

Dr. Miranda A. Farage is a Research Fellow at the Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Farage leads global research on genital health, vulvology, dermatological testing and claims, new clinical methods development, sensitive skin, physiology, dermatotoxicology, clinical toxicology, women’s health, quality of life and related fields. Dr. Farage has published more than 200 manuscripts and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and medical books. Dr. Farage is Editor in Chief and co-editor of several successful books covering: (i) The anatomy, physiology and pathology of the Vulva; (ii) Skin, Mucosa and Menopause-management of clinical issues; (iii) Textbook of Aging Skin which was introduced during the 2010 American Academy of Dermatology meeting; (iv) Topical Application and the Mucosa introduced during the 2011 World Congress of Dermatology in Seoul; v) The Vulva: Physiology and Clinical Management, Second Edition; vi) Textbook of Aging Skin-2nd edition introduced during the 2017 American Academy of Dermatology meeting. Dr. Farage is a member of many scientific societies and currently is serving on the editorial board of more than a dozen medical journals. She received a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences and a Master degree (MS) in Biology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Dermatology
MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics
MEDICAL / Pharmacology