Imaging Pelvic Floor Disorders

  • Jaap Stoker
  • Stuart A. Taylor
  • John O. L. DeLancey

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. The Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor and Sphincters

    1. Jaap Stoker, Christian Wallner
      Pages 1-29
  3. Functional Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor

    1. John O. L. DeLancey
      Pages 31-43
  4. Pelvic Floor Muscles-Innervation, Denervation and Ageing

  5. Imaging Techniques

    1. Stuart A. Taylor, Steve Halligan
      Pages 61-73
    2. Joel G. Fletcher, Adil E. Bharucha, Hassan Siddiki
      Pages 75-88
    3. Wolfgang H. Umek, John O. L. DeLancey
      Pages 89-100
    4. Clive I. Bartram
      Pages 101-114
    5. Hans Peter Dietz
      Pages 115-129
    6. Annette C. de Bruijne-Dobben, Jaap Stoker
      Pages 131-142
    7. Fadi Housami, Paul Abrams
      Pages 143-156
    8. Anton V. Emmanuel
      Pages 157-163
  6. Urogenetical Dysfunction

    1. Jan-Paul Roovers, Matthias Oelke
      Pages 187-209
  7. Coloproctological Dysfunction

    1. Steve Halligan
      Pages 211-227
    2. Adil E. Bharucha
      Pages 229-243
    3. Steven D. Wexner, Sherief Shawki
      Pages 245-264
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 265-274

About this book


This volume builds on the success of the first edition of Imaging Pelvic Floor Disorders and is aimed at those practitioners with an interest in the imaging, diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction. Concise textual information from acknowledged experts is complemented by high-quality diagrams and images to provide a thorough update of this rapidly evolving field. Introductory chapters fully elucidate the anatomical basis underlying disorders of the pelvic floor. State of the art imaging techniques and their application in pelvic floor dysfunction are then discussed in detail. Additions since the first edition include consideration of the effect of aging and new chapters on perineal ultrasound, functional MRI and MRI of the levator muscles. The closing sections of the book describe the modern clinical management of pelvic floor dysfunction, including prolapse, urinary and faecal incontinence and constipation, with specific emphasis on the integration of diagnostic and treatment algorithms.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jaap Stoker
    • 1
  • Stuart A. Taylor
    • 2
  • John O. L. DeLancey
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiology Academic Medical CenterUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Specialist X-RayUniversity College HospitalLondonUK
  3. 3.L4000 Women’s HospitalUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-71966-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-71968-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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