Vulvar pain: Anatomic and recent pathophysiologic considerations
Article first published online: 5 SEP 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Special Issue: Special Issue on the Female Patient
Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 130–133, January 2013
How to Cite
Ventolini, G. (2013), Vulvar pain: Anatomic and recent pathophysiologic considerations. Clin. Anat., 26: 130–133. doi: 10.1002/ca.22160
- Issue published online: 12 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 5 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 4 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Received: 3 JUL 2012
- vulvar pain;
- gynecological disorder;
- management of vulvar pain
Vulvar pain syndrome or vulvodynia is a common multifactorial, heterogeneous, and chronic gynecological disorder with an estimated prevalence of up to 16%. This disorder seriously impacts the quality of life of women in several ways. The etiology of this condition is complex and remains elusive and requires an extensive differential diagnosis. A standard therapeutic approach for the management of vulvar pain is still under investigation and must be multidisciplinary. This review outlines the anatomic and pathophysiologic aspects of vulvar pain. Clin. Anat. 26:130–133, 2013. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.