Diseases of the Female Genital System. International Nomenclature of Diseases
A dictionary providing a single recommended name, concise definition, and list of synonyms for diseases of the female genital system. The nomenclature is restricted to pathological entities and excludes disorders of sexual differentiation and involvement of the female genital tract in systemic diseases, which are covered in other volumes of this series.
The book has seven main chapters. The first six cover 153 diseases of the vulva, vagina, cervix uteri, corpus uteri, fallopian tube, and ovary. Within each chapter, diseases are listed under the headings of congenital abnormalities, inflammatory disorders, and miscellaneous disorders. Each disease for which a name is recommended is defined as unambiguously, and yet as briefly, as possible. Chapter seven provides recommended names and lists of synonyms for some 200 tumours and tumour-like lesions of the female genital system. Additional diseases and conditions are listed in two annexes covering relevant infectious diseases and conditions related to displacement of the uterus.