This textbook provides a comprehensive review of gynecological imaging in infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Experts from the disciplines of pediatric radiology, gynecology, surgery, and endocrinology have come together to produce a textbook that, while written primarily from the perspective of the radiologist, will be of interest to all professionals involved in the management of these patients.
The normal development of the female reproductive tract is described in detail through embryological development, normal childhood appearances, and puberty. Congenital abnormalities are addressed in chapters reviewing structural abnormalities of the reproductive tract and disorders of sex development. A symptoms-based approach is followed in chapters devoted to the assessment of the patient with gynecological pain and disorders of menstruation. Disorders of the breast and the imaging of patients with gynecological neoplasia are considered in dedicated chapters.
The specialty of pediatric gynecology is evolving rapidly, drawing on the skills and expertise of professionals from a wide range of specialties. This textbook should prove valuable to all who are involved in this new field of medicine.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » pediatric endocrinology - pediatric gynecology - pediatric imaging - pediatric radiology - pediatric surgery - pediatric urology
Related subjects » Gynecology - Pediatrics - Radiology - Surgery - Urology
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Diagnostic Techniques .- Embryology of the Female Reproductive Tract.- Structural Abnormalities of the Female Reproductive Tract.- Disorders of Sex Development.- Normal Puberty.- Delayed and Precocious Puberty.- Disorders of Menstruation.- Gynaecological Neoplasia.- Gynaecological Pain.- Disorders of the Breast .- Appendix: Normal Values.- Subject Index-.