Despite the wide prevalence of urogynaecological problems, in clinical practice, there is a paucity of specialists that are skilled in the management of these conditions. The recognition of the need for a specialist to deal with these specific problems has led to the recent evolution of urogynaecology as a subspecialty. This book, Principles and Practice of Urogynaecology aims to equip the practicing professionals - Gynaecologists, Urogynaecologists and Urologists, with up-to-date information on the principles that guide the evaluation and management of pelvic organ prolapse and other common urogynaecological problems. With an emphasis on evidence based medicine, the book aims to deliver guidance on management of common urogynaecological problems and provides information on the latest cutting-edge surgical techniques. Written by global experts in the field of urogynaecology, the book focuses initially on pelvic floor anatomy and function, moving seamlessly to the evaluation and management of clinically relevant pelvic floor problems. A detailed discussion on management of mesh related complications is a highlight.
Part I : Anatomy and Physiology.- Current Concepts in Pelvic Anatomy.- Neuroanatomy of Female Pelvis .- Physiology of Urinary Continence
Part II: Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction.- Evaluation of Urinary Incontinence.- Urodynamics -The Practical aspects .- Overactive bladder.-Management of Stress Urinary Incontinence.- Management of Sling surgery Complications.- Neurogenic Bladder.- Voiding Dysfunction.- Bladder Pain Syndrome
Part III: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.- Evaluation of Pelvic Organ Prolapse.-Conservative management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse.-Anterior and Posterior Vaginal Wall Prolapse.- Surgical management of Apical Prolapse.- Mesh in Prolapse Surgery
Part IV: Ano-rectal Dysfunction .- Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries and Repair.- Fecal Incontinence.
Dr. A Tamilselvi completed her undergraduate and postgraduate training in Obstetrics
& Gynaecology from Madras Medical College, India. She subsequently moved
to the UK in 1996 and obtained the MRCOG from the Royal College of Obstetricians
and Gynaecologists, London. During her stay in the UK, she underwent Clinical
fellowship training in Urogynaecology from 2000 - 2002. She returned to India
in 2006 and is currently a Consultant Urogynaecologist at Madras Medical Mission
Hospital, Chennai. Her clinical work involves conservative and surgical management
of pelvic floor problems – bladder and bowel incontinence and Pelvic organ
prolapse. She is passionate about teaching, training junior doctors and organizing
skills workshop in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Urogynaecology. Her publications
include papers in peer review journals and chapters in textbooks.
Professor Ajay Rane is Professor and Head of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Consultant Urogynaecologist at James Cook University. He is Director of Urogynaecology at The Townsville Hospital.He was awarded FICOG (Hon) in January 2010 by the Indian College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology for his work in Chennai and FRCPI (Hon) in 2013 for his work on FGM and female infanticide and feticide.He has written more than 70 peer reviewed papers and 160 non-peer reviewed papers. He has written 2 books and numerous chapters. He is a Reviewer for International UrogynaecologyJournal, ANZJOG, Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.