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Vulvar Disease

Breaking the Myths

  • Jacob Bornstein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jacob Bornstein
    Pages 1-3
  3. The Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Bina Cohen Sacher
      Pages 7-19
    3. Debra S. Heller
      Pages 21-31
    4. Jacob Bornstein
      Pages 33-40
    5. Bina Cohen Sacher
      Pages 41-48
    6. Candace S. Brown, Candi C. Bachour, Gloria A. Bachmann
      Pages 49-56
    7. Nicholas Lawrance, Jennifer Yell
      Pages 57-64
    8. Adriadna Caussade
      Pages 65-72
    9. Maya Wolf
      Pages 73-79
    10. Claudia Marchitelli
      Pages 81-89
  4. Vulvar Lesions: Skin-Colored Papules and Nodules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. David Nunns, Rosalind Simpson
      Pages 93-93
    3. David Nunns, Rosalind Simpson
      Pages 95-96
    4. David Nunns, Rosalind Simpson
      Pages 97-101
    5. David Nunns, Rosalind Simpson
      Pages 103-104
    6. David Nunns, Rosalind Simpson
      Pages 105-106
    7. Eduardo Schejter
      Pages 107-117
  5. Vulvar Lesions: Skin-Colored Plaques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119

About this book


This book offers comprehensive information on modern approaches to vulvar lesions, taking into account recent management recommendations and employing the consensus terminology of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD). Further, it breaks with past misconceptions and myths, and explains in detail the modern approach. The aim is to help clinicians perform the differential diagnosis of vulvar conditions and implement the new recommended treatments.

The core chapters of the book are arranged in accordance with lesion presentation: red lesions, white lesions, patches and plaques, papules and nodules, erosions and ulcers, blisters, etc. For each lesion, the multidisciplinary management is fully explained, including clarifications of the role of gynecologists, dermatologists, physical therapists, pain specialists, sex therapists, and others. Clinical case presentations and numerous illustrations of treatment procedures are included, supplemented by informative online videos. A separate chapter is devoted to vulvar pain, which is increasingly becoming recognized as a growing problem. Here, again the past approaches are replaced with new paradigms. All of the authors are acknowledged experts in the field and the editor is a past president of the ISSVD. The book will be of value for all vulvar specialists and a wide range of other clinicians.


Dermatosis Vulvar pain Vulvodynia Vulvar biopsy Genital dermatology Eczema Vulvar pruritus Lichen sclerosus Vestibulodynia Lichen simplex chronicus Vulvoscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacob Bornstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Galilee Medical Center, Bar-Ilan University Faculty of MedicineNahariyaIsrael

About the editors

Professor Jacob Bornstein is Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Galilee Medical Center, Nahariya, Israel. He is a full Professor and Associate Dean at Bar-Ilan University, Faculty of Medicine, and immediate past chairman of the local institutional review board. Professor Bornstein is renowned for his vulvar and cervical research. He is the immediate Past President of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD) and is current chairman of the ISSVD terminology committee, which under his chairmanship recently published a new consensus terminology (developed by three societies: the ISSVD, ISSWSH, and IPPS) for vulvar pain and vulvodynia and the new ISSVD terminology of vulvar intraepithelial lesions. He has also been a member of the Executive Council of the International Federation of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy (IFCPC) and recently chaired the IFCPC nomenclature committee, which published a comprehensive clinical and colposcopic terminology of the cervix, vagina, and vulva, as well as a terminology of different types of cervical excisional treatment. Professor Bornstein has served on the editorial boards of ten journals and has published over 200 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. He has recently been awarded the “Distinguished Scientific Award” by the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Vulvar Disease
  • Book Subtitle Breaking the Myths
  • Editors Jacob Bornstein
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-61620-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-61621-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 412
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 284 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Gynecology
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