Chapter 34. Benign Gynaecological Disorders

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine2,
  2. Paul Jansen3 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni4
  1. Maria Vella,
  2. James Balmforth and
  3. Linda Cardozo

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch34

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

Vella, M., Balmforth, J. and Cardozo, L. (2009) Benign Gynaecological Disorders, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch34

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 4

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Urogynaecology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975



  • benign gynaecological disorders;
  • urogenital atrophy - secondary to oestrogen withdrawal;
  • traditional anatomical site prolapse classification;
  • intravaginal devices;
  • urodynamic stress incontinence - leakage of urine per urethram;
  • detrusor overactivity (DO) - urodynamic observation characterised by involuntary detrusor contractions;
  • urinary incontinence - ‘complaint of involuntary leakage of urine’;
  • detrusor overactivitybehavioural therapy for detrusor overactivity;
  • lichen sclerosis;
  • lichen planus - acute or chronic condition affecting skin or mucous membranes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Urogenital atrophy

  • Prolapse

  • Traditional anatomical site prolapse classification

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Detrusor overactivity

  • Drug therapies

  • Lichen sclerosis

  • Lichen planus

  • References