Pain is among the foremost complaints of women seeking gynecological consultation, yet the diagnosis is often limited to endometriosis. Chronic Pelvic Pain discusses how to diagnose a broad scope of underlying conditions presenting in relation to pelvic pain in women and their treatment. Starting with an anatomical review from a pain point of view, several chapters continue to explore specific conditions such as vulvodynia, the often overlooked painful bladder syndrome and pelvic inflammatory disease. Also covered are topics such as sexual dysfunction, psychological aspects of chronic pelvic pain and alternative treatment methods. Practical treatment tips for specific conditions which are readily applicable in everyday practice are provided throughout. Special attention is given to the use of sonography and MRI in diagnostics. With its comprehensive approach, addressing both body and mind, this is essential reading for medical specialists and consultants and specialist medical trainees in gynecology, pain medicine, and family practice.
William Ledger is Head of School of Women's and Children's Health and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia. William D. Schlaff is Paul and Eloise Bowers Professor and Chairman at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Thierry G. Vancaillie is Clinical Professor in Gynecology at the University of New South Wales, Kensington, and Director, Women's Health and Research Institute of Australia, Sydney, Australia.
1. Chronic pelvic pain: spectrum of the disorder Thierry G. Vancaillie; 2. Pelvic anatomy and neuroanatomy: relevance to chronic pelvic pain Roger Robert; 3. Investigating chronic pelvic pain: ultrasound Alison Richardson and Nick Raine-Fenning; 4. Investigating chronic pelvic pain: surgical approaches Margaret Harpham and Jason Abbott; 5. Medical treatments for endometriosis-related pain Brett Worly and William D. Schlaff; 6. Endometriosis: surgical approaches to stages I and II Dimitrios Mavrelos and Ertan Saridogan; 7. Endometriosis: surgical approaches to stages III and IV Corrine Owers and Ian Adam; 8. Psychological considerations and therapies in patients with chronic pelvic pain Andrea Mechanik Braverman; 9. Vulvodynia Ross Pagano; 10. Interstitial cystitis and bladder pain syndrome Audrey Wang; 11. Pelvic inflammatory disease and chronic pelvic pain Biba Nijjar and Sawsan As-Sanie; 12. Chronic pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction: cause and effect William Petok; 13. Complementary therapies for women with chronic pelvic pain Andrew Flower, George Lewith, Joergen Quaghebeur and Ying Cheong; 14. Management of idiopathic chronic pelvic pain William D. Schlaff; Index.