Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

The Female Pelvis - Anatomy, Function and Disorders

Ran Pang

Guang’anmen Hospital

A pioneering researcher in functional urology, appointed committee member of more than 30 academic associations, and winner of 17 professional awards.


Xin-Yao Zhou

Guang’anmen Hospital

A pioneering researcher in rheumatology, appointed general secretary of rheumatism committee, Chinese Association of Chinese Medicine, and winner of 12 professional awards.

Jianxin Lu

Guang’anmen Hospital

A leading expert in urology, appointed director of the urology department, Guang’anmen hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, and chair of urology committee, Beijing Association of integrative medicine.


Pregnancy Childbirth Continence Defecation Urinary Incontinence Fecal Incontinence Overactive Bladder Pelvic Organ Prolapse Interstitial Cystitis Bladder Pain Syndrome Pelvic Floor Pain Female Bladder Outlet Obstruction

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The female pelvis plays important functions as it encompasses the reproductive, urologic, and gastrointestinal systems. On one hand, the female pelvis needs to be wide enough for childbirth. On the other hand, the pelvic muscles and connective tissues crossing the floor of the pelvis form an anatomical hammock supporting the pelvic organs. In this book, we plan to set up two sections. Section one will cover basic ideas about the female pelvis. We plan to introduce the anatomy of the female pelvis first. Only with a full understanding of female pelvis anatomy, can one comprehend its function. Then we would like to use one or two chapters to discuss the physiology and pathophysiology of the female pelvis. In section two, we plan to present the diagnosis and treatment for female pelvic disorders, including urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, overactive bladder, nocturnal enuresis, pelvic organ prolapses, and interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome, and female bladder outlet obstruction. Not only will the currently available evidence be presented, but also the valuable experience of authors from different countries will also be demonstrated. We believe this book can benefit both clinicians and patients.

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Ran Pang

Guang’anmen Hospital

Ran Pang is a consultant urologist and leader in functional urology and urodynamics at Guang’anmen hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences. After completing residency training, he was accepted to a clinical fellowship with Peking University in 2005. Subsequently, he joined a research fellowship at Mayo Clinic, USA, in 2011, and a urodynamic fellowship at Dalhousie University, Canada, in 2015. As a leading expert, prof. Pang also serves on several international organizations as well as local professional committees, such as chair of the Publication and Communication Committee, International Continence Society, and vice-chair of the Pelvic Floor Disorder Group of Urology Committee, Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine. Additionally, he received the Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement award in 2017.

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