Pelvic Floor Disorders

Imaging and Multidisciplinary Approach to Management

  • Giulio Aniello Santoro
  • Andrzej Paweł Wieczorek
  • Clive I. Bartram

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXI
  2. Pelvic Floor Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John O. L. DeLancey, S. Abbas Shobeiri
      Pages 3-15
    3. W. Thomas Gregory, Kimberly Kenton
      Pages 43-55
  3. Pelvic Floor Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Giovanni Morana, Luca Cancian
      Pages 59-60
    3. Giulio Aniello Santoro, Andrzej Paweł Wieczorek, S. Abbas Shobeiri, Aleksandra Stankiewicz
      Pages 61-78
    4. Giulio Aniello Santoro, Giuseppe Di Falco
      Pages 91-102
    5. Giulio Aniello Santoro, Aleksandra Stankiewicz, Jakob Scholbach, Michał Chlebiej, Andrzej Paweł Wieczorek
      Pages 103-114
    6. Clive I. Bartram
      Pages 115-116
    7. Dominik Weishaupt, Caecilia S. Reiner
      Pages 125-130
    8. Stuart Taylor, Steve Halligan
      Pages 131-132
  4. Pelvic Floor Damage Due to Childbirth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Gianfranco Minini, Silvia Zanelli, Patrizia Inselvini, Marcello Caria, Sara Grosso, Davide Quaresmini
      Pages 137-141

About this book


Dramatic improvement in imaging techniques (3D ultrasonography, dynamic magnetic resonance) allows greater insight into the complex anatomy of the pelvic floor and its pathological modifications. Obstetric events leading to fecal and urinary incontinence in women, the development of pelvic organ prolapse, and the mechanism of voiding dysfunction and obstructed defecation can now be accurately assessed, which is essential for appropriate treatment decision making. This book, written by the leading experts in the field, will be an invaluable tool for gynecologists, colorectal surgeons, urologists, radiologists, and gastroenterologists with a special interest in this field of medicine, but it will be also relevant to everyone who aspires to improve their understanding of the fundamental principles of pelvic floor disorders.


3D ultrasonography Dynamic magnetic resonance Dynamic ultrasonography Pelvic floor anatomy Pelvic floor ultrasonography imaging

Editors and affiliations

  • Giulio Aniello Santoro
    • 1
  • Andrzej Paweł Wieczorek
    • 2
  • Clive I. Bartram
    • 3
  1. 1.Pelvic Floor Unit and Colorectal Service 1st Department of General SurgeryRegional HospitalTrevisoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric Radiology Children’s Teaching HospitalSkubiszewski Medical University of LublinLublinPoland
  3. 3.Diagnostic ImagingPrincess Grace HospitalLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Milan 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-1541-8
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-1542-5
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