Vulvar Disease

Breaking the Myths

  • Jacob Bornstein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jacob Bornstein
    Pages 1-3
  3. The Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Bina Cohen Sacher
      Pages 7-19
    3. Debra S. Heller
      Pages 21-31
    4. Jacob Bornstein
      Pages 33-40
    5. Bina Cohen Sacher
      Pages 41-48
    6. Candace S. Brown, Candi C. Bachour, Gloria A. Bachmann
      Pages 49-56
    7. Nicholas Lawrance, Jennifer Yell
      Pages 57-64
    8. Adriadna Caussade
      Pages 65-72
    9. Maya Wolf
      Pages 73-79
    10. Claudia Marchitelli
      Pages 81-89
  4. Vulvar Lesions: Skin-Colored Papules and Nodules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. David Nunns, Rosalind Simpson
      Pages 93-93
    3. David Nunns, Rosalind Simpson
      Pages 95-96
    4. David Nunns, Rosalind Simpson
      Pages 97-101
    5. David Nunns, Rosalind Simpson
      Pages 103-104
    6. David Nunns, Rosalind Simpson
      Pages 105-106
    7. Eduardo Schejter
      Pages 107-117
  5. Vulvar Lesions: Skin-Colored Plaques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Despoina Mortaki, Alexander Mortakis
      Pages 121-129
  6. Vulvar Lesions: Red Lesions—Eczematous and Lichenified Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Tanja Bohl
      Pages 133-137
    3. Tanja Bohl
      Pages 139-142
    4. Tanja Bohl
      Pages 143-148
  7. Vulvar Lesions: Red Lesions—Patches and Plaques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Orna Reichman, Shiri Weinberg-Hendel
      Pages 159-165
    3. Darion Rowan
      Pages 207-210
    4. Darion Rowan
      Pages 211-212
  8. Vulvar Lesions: Red Lesions—Papules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Amanda Selk, Sara Wood
      Pages 215-218
    3. Amanda Selk, Sandra Ronger Savle
      Pages 219-221
  9. Vulvar Lesions: Red Lesions—Nodules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Amanda Selk
      Pages 225-226
    3. Amanda Selk
      Pages 227-228
    4. Amanda Selk
      Pages 229-230
    5. Amanda Selk, David Nunns, Sandra Ronger Savle
      Pages 231-232
  10. Vulvar Lesions: White Lesions—Papules and Nodules, Patches and Plaques

  11. Vulvar Lesions: Dark Colored (Brown, Blue, Gray or Black) Lesions—Patches, Papules and Nodules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Sandra Ronger Savle
      Pages 253-256
    3. Sandra Ronger Savle
      Pages 257-259
    4. Sandra Ronger Savle
      Pages 261-262
    5. Sandra Ronger Savle
      Pages 263-264
    6. Sandra Ronger Savle
      Pages 265-266

About this book


This book offers comprehensive information on modern approaches to vulvar lesions, taking into account recent management recommendations and employing the consensus terminology of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD). Further, it breaks with past misconceptions and myths, and explains in detail the modern approach. The aim is to help clinicians perform the differential diagnosis of vulvar conditions and implement the new recommended treatments.

The core chapters of the book are arranged in accordance with lesion presentation: red lesions, white lesions, patches and plaques, papules and nodules, erosions and ulcers, blisters, etc. For each lesion, the multidisciplinary management is fully explained, including clarifications of the role of gynecologists, dermatologists, physical therapists, pain specialists, sex therapists, and others. Clinical case presentations and numerous illustrations of treatment procedures are included, supplemented by informative online videos. A separate chapter is devoted to vulvar pain, which is increasingly becoming recognized as a growing problem. Here, again the past approaches are replaced with new paradigms. All of the authors are acknowledged experts in the field and the editor is a past president of the ISSVD. The book will be of value for all vulvar specialists and a wide range of other clinicians.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jacob Bornstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Galilee Medical Center, Bar-Ilan University Faculty of MedicineNahariyaIsrael

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-61620-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-61621-6
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