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Treatment of Chronic Pelvic Pain: Multidisciplinary Approach

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Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) can be defined as intermittent or constant pain, perceived in structures related to the lower abdomen or pelvis of either men or women and recurring over a 6-month period. CPP has a major impact on health-related quality of life, work productivity and health care utilization.

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Morlion, B., Coluzzi, F. (2016). Treatment of Chronic Pelvic Pain: Multidisciplinary Approach. In: Carbone, A., Palleschi, G., Pastore, A., Messas, A. (eds) Functional Urologic Surgery in Neurogenic and Oncologic Diseases. Urodynamics, Neurourology and Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29191-8_11

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