Pelvic Floor Disorders

Imaging and Multidisciplinary Approach to Management

  • Giulio Aniello Santoro
  • Andrzej Paweł Wieczorek
  • Clive I. Bartram

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXI
  2. Pelvic Floor Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John O. L. DeLancey, S. Abbas Shobeiri
      Pages 3-15
    3. W. Thomas Gregory, Kimberly Kenton
      Pages 43-55
  3. Pelvic Floor Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Giovanni Morana, Luca Cancian
      Pages 59-60
    3. Giulio Aniello Santoro, Andrzej Paweł Wieczorek, S. Abbas Shobeiri, Aleksandra Stankiewicz
      Pages 61-78
    4. Giulio Aniello Santoro, Giuseppe Di Falco
      Pages 91-102
    5. Giulio Aniello Santoro, Aleksandra Stankiewicz, Jakob Scholbach, Michał Chlebiej, Andrzej Paweł Wieczorek
      Pages 103-114
    6. Clive I. Bartram
      Pages 115-116
    7. Dominik Weishaupt, Caecilia S. Reiner
      Pages 125-130
    8. Stuart Taylor, Steve Halligan
      Pages 131-132
  4. Pelvic Floor Damage Due to Childbirth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Gianfranco Minini, Silvia Zanelli, Patrizia Inselvini, Marcello Caria, Sara Grosso, Davide Quaresmini
      Pages 137-141
    3. Ranee Thakar, Abdul H. Sultan
      Pages 155-162
    4. John O. L. DeLancey
      Pages 163-164
    5. Rebecca G. Rogers
      Pages 165-166
  5. Urinary Incontinence and Voiding Dysfunction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Investigation

      1. Andrzej Paweł Wieczorek, Magdalena Maria Woźniak, Aleksandra Stankiewicz
        Pages 175-187
      2. Wiesław Jakubowski
        Pages 189-189
      3. Edoardo Ostardo, Giuseppe Tuccitto, Francesco Beniamin, Luigi Maccatrozzo
        Pages 191-205
      4. Paul Abrams
        Pages 207-209
    3. Management

      1. Michał Bogusiewicz, Tomasz Rechberger
        Pages 211-217
      2. Pierpaolo Curti
        Pages 235-240
      3. Amrith Raj Rao, Philippe Grange
        Pages 241-248
      4. Giuseppe Tuccitto, Francesco Beniamin, Edoardo Ostardo, Francesco Beniamin
        Pages 249-252
      5. Dmitry Pushkar
        Pages 253-254
      6. Kari Bø, Paolo Di Benedetto
        Pages 255-270
      7. G. Willy Davila
        Pages 277-277
  6. Fecal Incontinence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Giuseppe Di Falco, Giulio Aniello Santoro
      Pages 281-284
    3. Investigation

      1. Giulio Aniello Santoro, Giuseppe Di Falco
        Pages 285-296
      2. Bruno Roche, Guillaume Zufferey, Joan Robert-Yap
        Pages 297-303
      3. Jaap Stoker
        Pages 305-311
      4. Clive I. Bartram
        Pages 313-314
      5. Filippo Pucciani
        Pages 315-318
      6. Anton Emmanuel
        Pages 319-320
    4. Management

      1. Johann Pfeifer
        Pages 321-330
      2. Carlo Ratto
        Pages 331-335
      3. Mario Trompetto, Maurizio Roveroni
        Pages 337-340

About this book


Dramatic improvement in imaging techniques (3D ultrasonography, dynamic magnetic resonance) allows greater insight into the complex anatomy of the pelvic floor and its pathological modifications. Obstetric events leading to fecal and urinary incontinence in women, the development of pelvic organ prolapse, and the mechanism of voiding dysfunction and obstructed defecation can now be accurately assessed, which is essential for appropriate treatment decision making. This book, written by the leading experts in the field, will be an invaluable tool for gynecologists, colorectal surgeons, urologists, radiologists, and gastroenterologists with a special interest in this field of medicine, but it will be also relevant to everyone who aspires to improve their understanding of the fundamental principles of pelvic floor disorders.


3D ultrasonography Dynamic magnetic resonance Dynamic ultrasonography Pelvic floor anatomy Pelvic floor ultrasonography imaging

Editors and affiliations

  • Giulio Aniello Santoro
    • 1
  • Andrzej Paweł Wieczorek
    • 2
  • Clive I. Bartram
    • 3
  1. 1.Pelvic Floor Unit and Colorectal Service 1st Department of General SurgeryRegional HospitalTrevisoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric Radiology Children’s Teaching HospitalSkubiszewski Medical University of LublinLublinPoland
  3. 3.Diagnostic ImagingPrincess Grace HospitalLondonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Milan 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-1541-8
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-1542-5
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