Essential Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Ian M. Symonds, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

This is the sixth edition of a popular, highly readable primer in obstetrics and gynaecology. It has been thoroughly updated and aligns with the undergraduate curriculum in O&G devised by the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Highly illustrated throughout
Essential information points at the end of chapters
Case histories
Practical procedures boxes
Alert (warnings or advice) and tick (guidance or definitions) boxes throughout
Over 100 self-assessment MCQs
Appendices: Principles of Perioperative Care; Governance, Audit and Research
Reflects the national undergraduate curriculum in obstetrics and gynaecology in the UK and Australia

More information on:

Fetal development
Screening for fetal anomaly: non-invasive prenatal testing
Placenta accreta
Infections acquired in pregnancy: Zika, Rubella
Non-invasive prenatal testin
Fetal Doppler examination, e.g. middle cerebral artery, ductus venosus
Management of preterm labour: oxytocin antagonists
Induction of labour: components of Bishop score
Ectopic pregnancy: Caesarean scar ectopic, cornual ectopic
Emergency contraception: ulipristal acetate
Sterilization: salpingectomy
Genital tract infections: role of sexual health clinic, contact tracing
Cervix: update on HPV screening and vaccination
Ovary: update FIGO staging of ovarian carcinoma; “risk reducing surgery” for ovarian cancer
WHO surgical safety checklist added to Appendix A.
New self-assessment OSCE questions

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