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.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 277
Weight: 1225 g
Dimensions: 270 x 193 x 18 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2008
From the reviews of the second edition:
"This book first describes the anatomy and imaging of the pelvic floor, then treatment of pelvic floor disorders. ... This is an advanced book, aimed at radiologists or clinicians involved in diagnosing and treating patients with pelvic floor disorders. ... This is high quality book that will be useful to any physician involved in the care of patients with pelvic floor disorders." (Julie Sossaman, Doody's Review Services, January, 2009)
"The aim of the editors and their team of well-known experts in the field was to give the reader full insight into the problems regarding diagnosis and then resolution of the problem in the field of various pelvic floor disorders. ... this is a very important book and should be recommended to surgeons, obstetricians, physiologists, urologists and all care-givers for the aged and younger people affected these disabling conditions." (Giampiero Beluffi, La Radiologia Medica, Vol. 114, 2009)
"This book covers a number of imaging modalities that have been explored and used in assessing the pelvic floor. ... The book deals with an emerging field that is likely to become increasingly used in clinical practice, probably in selected cases, over the next few years. ... the book is a valuable resource for those keen on having an idea about new imaging modalities." (Sharif I. M. F. Ismail, International Urogynecology Journal, Vol. 20, 2009)"This 271-page book is one of the Medical Radiology - Diagnostic Imaging series published by Springer. ... I ... found that the chapters really did help me appreciate better how all the structures making up the pelvic floor interact. The descriptions, diagrams and images are well chosen and labelled. ... well written and illustrated book about a rather neglected area of the body." (Julie Oliff, RAD Magazine, January, 2010)
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