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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 321

Pelvic organ dysfunction in neurological disease: Clinical management and rehabilitation

Department of Neurology, SCTIMST, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Date of Submission21-Oct-2011
Date of Acceptance21-Oct-2011
Date of Web Publication17-Jan-2012

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Sanjeev V Thomas
Department of Neurology, SCTIMST, Trivandrum, Kerala
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Thomas SV. Pelvic organ dysfunction in neurological disease: Clinical management and rehabilitation. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2011;14:321

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Thomas SV. Pelvic organ dysfunction in neurological disease: Clinical management and rehabilitation. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Oct 20];14:321. Available from:

Clare J. Fowler, Jalesh N. Panicker, Anton Emmanuel (Eds) Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. 2010

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Urological and sexual dysfunction are common neurological problems, yet have not received due academic attention. This borderland between neurology, gynecology, andrology and urology continues to remain a no-man's land. Fowler and colleagues have done a commendable job in articulating their vast expertise and knowledge accrued over several decades into this excellent book entitled "Pelvic organ dysfunction in neurological disorders." This book is organized into three sections. The first section has three chapters on neurological control of bowel, sexual functions and urinary bladder. The second section consists of seven chapters on the clinical evaluation and management of common symptoms of neurological dysfunction of pelvic organs. The last section consists of nine chapters on specific conditions such as cortical and subcortical disorders, Parkinson's disease and spinal cord injuries. The contributors have discussed each topic in great detail, starting from basics to recent concepts, and have provided extensive bibliography. Each chapter is well illustrated with clear line diagrams, figures and flow charts. There are plenty of tables that summarise the key observations. The chapter on cortical and subcortical disorders is particularly informative. The evaluation of sexual dysfunction in neurological disorders and the PLISSIT model of management would be very useful to neurologists in general. Finally, the editors have provided a rick appendix that contains several algorithms to manage lower urinary tract dysfunction, sexual dysfunction in men and women, neurologic bowel disorders constipation and fecal incontinence. Researchers in the field will find the assembly of popular questionnaires (given as appendix II) very useful in setting up surveys and studies on pelvic organ dysfunction. This book would serve as a standard text book for neurologists who wish to focus more attention on sexual dysfunction and as a reference book for residents who wish to get advanced information on the subject.


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