PFD Week is an inclusive meeting that offers access to internationally recognized leaders in the field and the opportunity to network with the most highly respected health professionals in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.
This lecture will review the historical procedures in urology that demonstrate the principles of operating on the ureter. A modern approach to dealing with ureteral vaginal fistula treatment will be reviewed in detail. Management of complications associated with ureteral injury will also be discussed.
Defecation is a coordinated process that involves generation of sufficient propulsive forces in the abdomen and rectum combined with relaxation of the puborectalis and external anal sphincter muscles. Defecation disorders are functional or structural anorectal processes that disrupt this coordinated effort and result in chronic or recurring difficulty in evacuating stool from the rectum. They are common and can affect up to 50% of patients with chronic constipation. Symptoms alone are often insufficient to distinguish patients with defecation disorders from those with other types of constipation. The definitive diagnosis is usually made using a combination of a clinical history of chronic constipation and the abnormal diagnostic test results (balloon expulsion, defecography, electromyelography, anal rectal manometry). This multidisciplinary panel will discuss the clinical symptoms of defecatory disorders, the physical examination findings and diagnostic tests employed to make the diagnosis, and the various therapeutic options available to treat the condition.
New to AUGS this year! Don’t miss the “Thieves’ Market” Friday from 10:20 -11:05. This interactive presentation allows members to “steal” valuable clinical information from luminaries across our field. Four unique and challenging cases will be presented to our panel of experts. Anticipate some lively discussion, plus an opportunity to challenge your own thinking and hear how experts in our field approach these interesting cases.