This is a new book on the integrated management of vulvovaginal disease. The authors come from a variety of backgrounds - gynaecology, dermatology, pathology and psychology - and describe a multidisciplinary approach to these conditions. The book has the most complete classification of vulvovaginal disease published, based on the etiology of 275 conditions; coverage includes benign, malignant, and functional (including psychosexual) diseases. Each disease has a descriptive summary, pathological features, and treatment guidelines. The book is illustrated in full color throughout.
Table of Contents
Gynecologist's Perspective - Clinical Assessment of Lower Female Genital Tract Complaints; Office Pathology. Dermatologist's Perspective - Epidermis, Dermis & Basement Membrane Zone; Clinical Features; Treatment of Vulvar Dermatoses. Oncologist's Perspective - Benign & Premalignant Conditions; Malignant Conditions. Psychologist's Perspective - Multifactorial Nature of Chronic Vulvar Disease; Human Behavior & Chronic Vulvar Disease; Management of Patients with Chronic Vulvar Disease. Pathologist's Perspective - Clinical Aspects Relevant to the Pathologist; Pathologist's Report; Communication; Classification. The Basics - Embryology; Anatomy; Histology; Ecology; Tables of Modes of Clinical Presentation. Normal Variations - Vulva; Vagina. Developmental Abnormalities - Malformations That Do Not Lead to Sexual Ambiguity; Malformations with Ambiguous Sexual Organs. Infections - Parasites; Fungi; Bacteria; Viruses. Non-Infectious Dermatoses - Spongiotic; Psoriasiform; Lichenoid; Vesicobullous; Granulomatous; Vasculopathic; Others. Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders & Disorders of Pigmentation. Trauma. Neoplasms - Vulva - Epithelial; Vulva - Melanocytic; Vulva - Mesenchymal; Vulva - Hemopoietic and Lymphoid; Vulva - Secondary Tumours; Vagina; Urethra. Non-Neoplastic Cysts & Swellings. Functional Disorders - Disorders of Sensation; Sexual Disorders; Classification of Vulvovaginal Disease. Bibliographies & Index
Graeme Dennerstein RFD, MBBS, FRCOG, FRANZCOG, is a Melbourne-based, currently practicing obstetrician and gynecologist. He was the Head of the Dermogynaecology Clinic at the Mercy Hospital for Women in East Melbourne.
James Scurry MD, FRCPA, is an anatomical pathologist. He developed a research interest in vulvovaginal disorders while reporting for 10 years for the Dermogynaecology CLinic, Mercy Hospital for Women, Melbourne.
John Brenan MBBS[Hons], FRCAP, FACD, is a currently practicing consultant dermatologst. He was President of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and a life member of the American Academy of Dermatology, a member of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology and was Honorary President of the World Congress of Dermatology in 1997. He was the consultant dermatologst to the Mercy Hospital for Women and dermatologist for the Dermogynaecology Clinic at that hospital.
David Allen MBChB, MMed, PhD, FCOG(SA), FRANZCOG, CGO, is a certified gynecological oncologist. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Melbourne.
Maria-Grazia Marin MAPS, is a psychologist in private practice in Melbourne and was the psychologist to the Dermogynaecology Clinic at the Mercy Hospital for Women from 1989 to 2001.