Invited Commentary

  • G. Willy Davila


Pelvic pain, especially when it becomes chronic and a patient has already seen multiple doctors, can be one of the most difficult and frustrating conditions facing a pelvic floor specialist clinician. The fact that multiple chapters in this textbook are dedicated to this complex topic emphasizes the importance of sharing information on current perspectives regarding pathophysiology and treatment options with the clinicians reading the book. It also emphasizes the multifactorial and multisystem nature of this set of conditions.


Pelvic Floor Pain Syndrome Pelvic Pain Trigger Point Interstitial Cystitis 
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Suggested Reading

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    Butrick CW, Sanford D, Hou Q et al. Chronic pelvic pain syndromes: clinical, urodynamic, and urothelial observations. Int Urogynecol J 2009;20:1047–1053.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Butrick CW. Interstitial Cystitis and chronic pelvic pain: new insights in neuropathology, diagnosis, and treatment. Clin Obstet Gynecol 2003;46:811–823.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Willy Davila
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Gynecology, Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic SurgeryCleveland Clinic FloridaWestonUSA

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