This is a new book on the integrated management of vulvovaginal disease. The authors come from a variety of backgrounds - gynaecology, dermatology, pathology and psychology - and describe a multidisciplinary approach to these conditions. The book has the most complete classification of vulvovaginal disease published, based on the etiology of 275 conditions; coverage includes benign, malignant, and functional (including psychosexual) diseases. Each disease has a descriptive summary, pathological features, and treatment guidelines. The book is illustrated in full color throughout.
Table of Contents
Gynecologist's Perspective - Clinical Assessment of Lower Female Genital Tract Complaints; Office Pathology. Dermatologist's Perspective - Epidermis, Dermis & Basement Membrane Zone; Clinical Features; Treatment of Vulvar Dermatoses. Oncologist's Perspective - Benign & Premalignant Conditions; Malignant Conditions. Psychologist's Perspective - Multifactorial Nature of Chronic Vulvar Disease; Human Behavior & Chronic Vulvar Disease; Management of Patients with Chronic Vulvar Disease. Pathologist's Perspective - Clinical Aspects Relevant to the Pathologist; Pathologist's Report; Communication; Classification. The Basics - Embryology; Anatomy; Histology; Ecology; Tables of Modes of Clinical Presentation. Normal Variations - Vulva; Vagina. Developmental Abnormalities - Malformations That Do Not Lead to Sexual Ambiguity; Malformations with Ambiguous Sexual Organs. Infections - Parasites; Fungi; Bacteria; Viruses. Non-Infectious Dermatoses - Spongiotic; Psoriasiform; Lichenoid; Vesicobullous; Granulomatous; Vasculopathic; Others. Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders & Disorders of Pigmentation. Trauma. Neoplasms - Vulva - Epithelial; Vulva - Melanocytic; Vulva - Mesenchymal; Vulva - Hemopoietic and Lymphoid; Vulva - Secondary Tumours; Vagina; Urethra. Non-Neoplastic Cysts & Swellings. Functional Disorders - Disorders of Sensation; Sexual Disorders; Classification of Vulvovaginal Disease. Bibliographies & Index
"…The clinical photographs alone comprise a useful atlas, and the descriptions and colored pictures of histopathology provide a textbook in themselves. The Therapeutic Summaries are accurate and current….The comprehensive tables to assist in diagnosis and classification are rare and choice."
-Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
"…whether you are a general practitioner with little experience, or a specialist with experience in the area, you will find this book a good value and useful."
"…I have used [the book] in my clinics, and it has rarely failed to address the vulvovaginal conditions I meet in everyday practice….This manual is highly recommended, not to gather dust in a library but to be immediately available in every clinic."
-The Journal of Reproductive Medicine