This extraordinary monograph provides the precise neurovascular anatomy involved in open-abdominal radical
hysterectomies, information that is essential for surgeons.
For the surgical treatment of invasive cervical cancer, E. Wertheim reported the first systematic data on radical
hysterectomy in the early 20th century. While Okabayashi뭩 radical hysterectomy technique, which modified Wertheim뭩
approach, later became the mainstream choice for the treatment of Stage Ib and IIb cervical cancer in Japan, the
anatomy of the pericervical area is still not fully understood. The recent spread of laparoscopic surgery and robotic
surgery also requires a clear grasp of the anatomy of the blood vessels in the connective tissues of the female pelvis.
Precise Neurovascular Anatomy for Radical Hysterectomy provides comprehensive information on the surgery and surgical
steps necessary for the complete preservation of the nerve function of the urinary bladder and rectal-nerve-sparing
radical hysterectomy. All illustrations presented in this book were drawn by the first author ?a pioneering
gynecological surgeon ?and reflect real-world procedures. Plus, a total of 4 hours of supplementary videos introducing
the history of hysterectomy, the concept and precise anatomy of nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy, and live surgery
provide valuable visual aids for professionals. All anatomical features described are essential and practical, and
been refined based on the latest clinical practice. As such, the book offers a valuable resource for all gynecological
surgeons and general surgeons with an interest in gynecological oncology.
Brief History of Surgical Treatment for Cervical Cancer P.1-10
Classification of Radical Hysterectomy P.11-14
Concept of the Original Okabayashi`s Radical Hysterectomy. P.15-18
Atlas of the Original Okabayashi`s Transabdominal Radical Hysterectomy. P.19-47
Novel Points of Okabayashi`s Radical Hysterectomy. P.49-53
Step-by-Step Radical Hysterectomy with Pelvic Lymphadenectomy (Without Nerve-Sparing). P.55-140
What Is Nerve-Sparing Radical Hysterectomy? P.141-148
Step-by-Step Nerve-Sparing Radical Hysterectomy with Pelvic Lymphadenectomy P.149-207