This book clarifies and explains perineal anatomy and the pathophysiology of anal incontinence as well as applied pharmacology. It also institutes the new recommended classification of perineal tears, and describes anal sphincter repair techniques. The emphasis is on correct post-operative management, management of pregnancy following previous anal sphincter injury, and prevention of anal sphincter tears. The book will interest students, colorectal surgeons, physiotherapists, midwives, continence advisors, labour wards and lawyers.
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Number of pages: 196
Weight: 449 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 13 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2007. 2nd printing 2008
From the reviews:
"This book provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects related to perineal and anal sphincter trauma ... . The book represents a valuable resource for those who are involved in the management of perineal and anal sphincter trauma to further their knowledge and understanding of this emerging field and advance their skills in patient care. ... it is suitable for obstetricians, midwifes, urogynaecologists and colorectal surgeons. It should be in the library of every hospital where obstetric care is provided." (Sharif I. M. F. Ismail, International Urogynecology Journal, Vol. 20, 2009)