2nd Edition

The Vulva Physiology and Clinical Management, Second Edition

Edited By Miranda A. Farage, Howard I. Maibach Copyright 2017
    352 Pages 400 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.



    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



    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.