Since a clear understanding of the pelvic floor region is crucial for both male and female pelvic surgery and for fundamental mechanisms of urogenital and/or ano-rectal dysfunction and treatment, the authors present a morphological concept that is in accordance with actual clinical concepts. The reinterpreted anatomical concept is compared to classical morphological ideas and what is most important to functional considerations.
Table of Contents
- Morphological approaches for a spatial insight into the anatomy of the pelvic floor.
- Subdivision of the pelvic floor.
- Posterior Compartment.
- Anterior Compartment.
- Middle compartment.
- Perineal body.
- Connective tissue structures and muscles in the male.
- Connective tissue structures and muscles in the female.
- Reinterpreted anatomy, function and fundamentals of neuroanatomy.
- Surgical, urological and obstetric relevance.
- Box of terms and definitions.
- Summary and conclusion.
- Abbreviations within the figures.
- Subject index