Saturday, September 01, 2018

Vulvar Pain: From Childhood to Old Age 2017

This book offers detailed coverage of all aspects of vulvar pain in age groups from children to the elderly, with a particular focus on factors that precipitate or maintain the pain. Guidance is provided on diagnosis and treatment, and careful consideration is given to special circumstances associated with vulvar pain, including childbirth, recurrent cystitis, female genital mutilation, medical comorbidities, and sexual comorbidities in both partners. Vulvar pain of neurogenic and iatrogenic origin is also fully discussed. Two innovative chapters present case reports highly relevant to clinical practice and address outstanding issues, including controversies and difficulties in terminology, initial triggers, the role of stress, psychogenic causes, and misuse and abuse. The book is exceptional in covering vulvar pain throughout the human life span and in a wide range of situations, and it will be of value to all who are involved in management of the condition.

Table of contents :
Front Matter....Pages i-xvi
Vulvar Pain: What’s Behind a Name....Pages 1-7
Epidemiology of Vulvar Pain....Pages 9-18
The Pathophysiology of Vulvar Pain....Pages 19-51
Vulvar Pain in Childhood: A Call for a More Accurate Diagnosis and Care....Pages 53-70
Female Genital Mutilations and the Scotomized, Neglected Vulvar Pain: Who Cares?....Pages 71-80
Vulvar Pain in Adolescents....Pages 81-107
Vulvar Pain During Pregnancy and After Childbirth....Pages 109-127
Vulvar Pain After the Menopause....Pages 129-148
Iatrogenic Vulvar Pain....Pages 149-165
How to Make a Comprehensive Diagnosis of Vulvar Pain....Pages 167-190
Vulvar Pain: From the Diagnosis to Treatment Strategies....Pages 191-232
Clinical Cases....Pages 233-252