Stoker, Jaap, Taylor, Stuart A., Delancey, John O.L. (Eds.)
2nd ed. 2008, X, 277 p.
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Reviews the anatomy and function of the pelvic floor
Discusses in detail the use of different imaging techniques in patients with pelvic floor dysfunction
Describes the modern clinical management of pelvic floor dysfunction
Includes consideration of the effect of aging and new sections on perineal ultrasound, functional MRI and MRI of the levator muscles
Contains numerous high-quality diagrams and images
This volume builds on the success of the first edition of Imaging Pelvic Floor Disorders and is aimed at those practitioners with an interest in the imaging, diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction. Concise textual information from acknowledged experts is complemented by high-quality diagrams and images to provide a thorough update of this rapidly evolving field. Introductory chapters fully elucidate the anatomical basis underlying disorders of the pelvic floor. State of the art imaging techniques and their application in pelvic floor dysfunction are then discussed in detail. Additions since the first edition include consideration of the effect of aging and new chapters on perineal ultrasound, functional MRI and MRI of the levator muscles. The closing sections of the book describe the modern clinical management of pelvic floor dysfunction, including prolapse, urinary and faecal incontinence and constipation, with specific emphasis on the integration of diagnostic and treatment algorithms.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Gebärmuttervorfall - Inkontinenz - anatomy - diagnosis - fecal incontinence - imaging - incontinence - magnetic resonance - magnetic resonance imaging - magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) - pathophysiology - pelvic floor - surgery - ultrasound - urinary incontinence