This book offers comprehensive information on modern approaches to vulvar lesions, taking into account recent management recommendations and employing the consensus terminology of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD). Further, it breaks with past misconceptions and myths, and explains in detail the modern approach. The aim is to help clinicians perform the differential diagnosis of vulvar conditions and implement the new recommended treatments.
The core chapters of the book are arranged in accordance with lesion presentation: red lesions, white lesions, patches and plaques, papules and nodules, erosions and ulcers, blisters, etc. For each lesion, the multidisciplinary management is fully explained, including clarifications of the role of gynecologists, dermatologists, physical therapists, pain specialists, sex therapists, and others. Clinical case presentations and numerous illustrations of treatment procedures are included, supplemented by informative online videos. A separate chapter is devoted to vulvar pain, which is increasingly becoming recognized as a growing problem. Here, again the past approaches are replaced with new paradigms. All of the authors are acknowledged experts in the field and the editor is a past president of the ISSVD. The book will be of value for all vulvar specialists and a wide range of other clinicians.
• Presents current knowledge on vulvar diseas
• Offers up-to-date guidance on diagnosis and treatment
• Employs the contemporary terminology of the ISSVD
• Includes informative illustrations and access to online videos
Professor Jacob Bornstein is Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Galilee Medical Center, Nahariya, Israel. He is a full Professor and Associate Dean at Bar-Ilan University, Faculty of Medicine, and immediate past chairman of the local institutional review board. Professor Bornstein is renowned for his vulvar and cervical research. He is the immediate Past President of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD) and is current chairman of the ISSVD terminology committee, which under his chairmanship recently published a new consensus terminology (developed by three societies: the ISSVD, ISSWSH, and IPPS) for vulvar pain and vulvodynia and the new ISSVD terminology of vulvar intraepithelial lesions. He has also been a member of the Executive Council of the International Federation of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy (IFCPC) and recently chaired the IFCPC nomenclature committee, which published a comprehensive clinical and colposcopic terminology of the cervix, vagina, and vulva, as well as a terminology of different types of cervical excisional treatment. Professor Bornstein has served on the editorial boards of ten journals and has published over 200 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. He has recently been awarded the “Distinguished Scientific Award” by the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP).