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Childbirth-Related Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Risk Factors, Prevention, Evaluation, and Treatment

  • Diego Riva
  • Gianfranco Minini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Gianni F. A. Baudino
    Pages 1-24
  3. Gianfranco Minini
    Pages 25-33
  4. Giulio A. Santoro, Maher A. Abbas
    Pages 51-68
  5. Stefano Salvatore, Anna Redaelli, Ilaria Baini, Massimo Candiani
    Pages 101-104
  6. Diego Riva
    Pages 105-114
  7. Giuseppe Ettore, Gabriella Torrisi, Sebastiana Ferraro
    Pages 115-134
  8. Francesco Marson, Luisella Squintone
    Pages 135-142
  9. Alvise Frasson, Giuseppe Dodi
    Pages 143-154
  10. Arianna Bortolami
    Pages 185-194
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 195-197

About this book


​This book offers an up-to-date overview of childbirth-related pelvic floor dysfunction covering prevention, diagnosis, and management. It encompasses all relevant conditions, with particular focus on genital prolapse, urinary incontinence, and fecal incontinence. Risk factors for pelvic floor damage related to childbirth are identified, and a 3D simulation of delivery is presented. The role of various diagnostic tools, including pelvic floor ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging and anal sphincter electromyography, is clearly described. The importance of physiotherapy in preventing future alterations is explained, and the indications for surgery, which is reserved for more severe situations, are discussed. The book highlights the need for a multidisciplinary approach involving obstetricians, gynecologists, urologists, midwives, radiologists, physiotherapists, muscle laboratory engineers, and computer technicians.


Delivery Electromyography Fecal incontinence Genital prolapse Urinary incontinence

Editors and affiliations

  • Diego Riva
    • 1
  • Gianfranco Minini
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Gynecology"S. Pio X" ClinicMilanItaly
  2. 2.Urogynecology"Città di Brescia" Clinic InstituteBresciaItaly

About the editors

Dr. Diego Riva is a Urogynecologic Consultant at Clinica S. Pio X and San Carlo Hospital in Paderno Dugnano, Milan, Italy. He was Director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Hospital of Cantù from 2001 to 2012 and served as President of the Italian UroGynecology Association (AIUG) from 2006 to 2009. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Continence Foundation (FIC) and a past member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Urodynamics Society (SIUD).

Dr. Gianfranco Minini has been Director of the Urogynecology Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Spedali Civili, University, Brescia, Italy and is now Consultant of the Department of Gynecology at Città di Brescia Clinic Institute. He is a member of the Italian Foundation for Continence and a member of the Executive Committee of the Gruppo di Lavoro Uroginecologia Pavimento Pelvico (Working Group on Urogynecology and the Pelvic Floor). He has been a lead or co-author of more than 250 publications.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Childbirth-Related Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Book Subtitle Risk Factors, Prevention, Evaluation, and Treatment
  • Editors Diego Riva
    Gianfranco Minini
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-18196-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79247-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-18197-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 197
  • Number of Illustrations 20 b/w illustrations, 48 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Obstetrics/Perinatology/Midwifery
    Diagnostic Radiology
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