Urogenital Dysfunction

  • F. M. Kelvin
  • D. S. Hale
  • K. Strohbehn
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


The purpose of this chapter is to provide the radiologist interested in pelvic floor imaging with a surgical perspective of pelvic floor dysfunction. Although individual surgeons may have different reasons for requesting imaging studies, the basic question to be answered remains the same: the preoperative identification of all surgically treatable prolapse and pelvic floor dysfunction. It is estimated that 11.1% of women will undergo a single operation for pelvic floor dysfunction in their lifetime. Nearly 30% of these patients will require a second operation (Olsen et al. 1997).


Urinary Incontinence Pelvic Floor Stress Urinary Incontinence Pelvic Organ Prolapse Bladder Neck 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. M. Kelvin
  • D. S. Hale
    • 1
  • K. Strohbehn
    • 2
  1. 1.Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive SurgeryMethodist/Indiana University HospitalIndianapolisUSA
  2. 2.Division of Urogynecology/Reconstructive Pelvic SurgeryDartmouth-Hitchcock Medical CenterLebanonUSA

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