Book Review: Vaginal Surgery for the Urologist. 1st ed.

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Int Neurourol J. 2012;16(3):157-157
Publication date (electronic) : 2012 September 30
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Department of Urology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea.
Corresponding author: Jang Hwan Kim. Department of Urology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea.

Vaginal surgery is an integral part of managing the female patient with pelvic disorders. From the widely performed midurethral sling to reconstruction of pelvic organ prolapse, Vaginal Surgery for the Urologist provides an in depth and step by step explanation of the procedures involved. Moreover, review of each relevant anatomy helps the reader better understand an often difficult but essential knowledge crucial for any vaginal surgery. The pictures and illustrations are a wonderful addition as well as the numerous videos included in the book.

As with the coverage of anatomy, the book does not skip the basics and starts with how to perform a focused physical exam in women with pelvic disorders. It then deals with the incision and dissection of the vagina. Subsequent chapters examine common procedures used to correct pelvic disorder and the book ends with a chapter dedicated to avoiding and managing complications after vaginal surgery. Like the title suggests, it truly is a surgical book for the urologist.

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