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Published: 04 August 2016

232 Pages


ISBN: 9780199393039

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Pelvic Pain Management

Edited by Assia T. Valovska

  • Outlines the principal gynecologic and nongynecologic causes of chronic pelvic pain and describe the pathophysiology of each cause
  • Includes guidelines for obtaining a pertinent medical, menstrual, sexual, and menthal health history to characterize the patient's chronic pelvic pain, including signs/symptoms emanating from nonreproductive organs
  • Summarizes indications and approximate success rates for interventions for chronic pelvic pain, such as laparoscopy, presacral neurectomy, uterosacral nerve ablation, adhesiolysis, and extirpative procedures
  • Describes the indications for referral to a multidisciplinary group, including urologists or gastroenterologists, pain management specialists, and behavioral and/or mental health specialists
  • Describes the appropriate long-term goals and follow-up for a patient with chronic pelvic pain

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