15. The Role of Definitive Surgery in the Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain and Posthysterectomy Pain

  1. Paolo Vercellini
  1. Brett A. H. Schultz DO, MBA and
  2. Tommaso Falcone MD

Published Online: 21 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444391855.ch15

Chronic Pelvic Pain

Chronic Pelvic Pain

How to Cite

Schultz, B. A. H. and Falcone, T. (2011) The Role of Definitive Surgery in the Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain and Posthysterectomy Pain, in Chronic Pelvic Pain (ed P. Vercellini), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444391855.ch15

Editor Information

  1. Istituto “Luigi Mangiagalli”, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda, University of Milan, Italy

Author Information

  1. St. Elizabeth Medical Center, New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 23 MAR 2011

Book Series:

  1. Gynecology in Practice

Book Series Editors:

  1. Aydin Arici

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330663

Online ISBN: 9781444391855

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • Chronic pelvic pain;
  • hysterectomy;
  • posthysterectomy pain

Summary

Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is frequently difficult to cure or treat, often leading to surgical intervention. After medical and/or conservative surgical treatment(s) have failed, most women with CPP of gynecologic origin will benefit from definitive treatment with hysterectomy. This chapter discusses the role of definitive surgery in the management of CPP due to gynecologic pathology (i.e. endometriosis, leiomyomas, adenomyosis, adhesions, pelvic inflammatory disease, pelvic congestion syndrome), a lack of surgical pathology, and posthysterectomy pain.