Chapter 18. Female Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

  1. Sameh K. Morcos2 and
  2. Henrik S. Thomsen3
  1. Rania Farouk El Sayed MD

Published Online: 20 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470741108.ch18

Urogenital Imaging: A Problem-Oriented Approach

Urogenital Imaging: A Problem-Oriented Approach

How to Cite

El Sayed, R. F. (2009) Female Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, in Urogenital Imaging: A Problem-Oriented Approach (eds S. K. Morcos and H. S. Thomsen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470741108.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Northern General Hospital, Herries Rd, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK

  2. 3

    University of Copenhagen, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Copenhagen University Hospital at Herlev, Herlev Ringvej 75, DK-2730 Herlev, Denmark

Author Information

  1. Radiology Department, Cairo University Hospitals, Cairo, Egypt

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470510896

Online ISBN: 9780470741108



  • female pelvic floor dysfunction;
  • pelvic floor dysfunction pathophysiology;
  • Pelvic organs prolapse (POP);
  • urinary incontinence (UI);
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (POPQ);
  • pelvic floor dysfunction imaging;
  • transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS);
  • magnetic resonance (MR) imaging;
  • static MR image analysis


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Anatomical considerations

  • Pathophysiology of pelvic floor dysfunction

  • Clinical features

  • Imaging of pelvic floor dysfunction

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

  • References