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.
- Provides gynecologists with treatment options beyond the often used contraceptive pill
- Practical treatment for specific conditions, which are readily applicable in everyday practice - tips are provided throughout each chapter
- An additional discussion of the psychological effects of chronic pelvic pain on the experience of complaints and treatment options is given, promoting a cross-specialty referral pattern
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, Jörgen Quaghebeur and Ying Cheong
14. Management of idiopathic chronic pelvic pain William D. Schlaff
William Ledger, University of New South Wales, Sydney
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, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia
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, University of New South Wales, Sydney
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.