Functional anatomy of the female pelvic floor: Interdisciplinary continence and pelvic floor surgery - Abstract

Rheinisches Kontinenz- und Beckenbodenzentrum, St. Josefshospital Uerdingen, Krefeld, Deutschland.


Knowledge of functional anatomy is a prerequisite for the safe and targeted reconstructive therapy of incontinence and the prolapse syndrome of the female pelvic floor. We illustrate the interaction of muscles and connective tissue of the pelvic floor with anatomical illustrations and demonstrate their impact on the function of the urethra, bladder, vagina, uterus and rectum. Examples for the therapeutic rationale for a surgical reconstruction of the pelvic floor are defined and justified from their functional anatomy.

Article in German.

Written by:
Muctar S, Schmidt WU, Batzill W, Westphal J.   Are you the author?

Reference: Urologe A. 2011 Jul;50(7):785-791.
doi: 10.1007/s00120-011-2605-8

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 21691868 Female Urology Section