Llewellyn-Jones Fundamentals of Obstetrics and Gynaecology / Edition 9

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Comprehensive coverage of the clinical essentials of both obstetrics and gynaecology in one affordable volume. A new team of authors presents the latest advances in the management of pregnancy and the treatment of gynaecological disorders in a well-written, easy-to-read style. Shorter chapters, updated terminology, clearer scans, and more line drawings are just some of the fresh, new changes that bring this popular reference up-to-date and make it relevant to today's practice

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"Attractively presented, all the important topics are covered. The book is easy to read, appealingly illustrated and topics can be located quickly. The editors can be proud of this book and medical students will be pleased with their purchase." Fundamentals of Obstetrics and Gynaecology June 2010
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780723435099
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/6/2010
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents



1. Gynaecological and obstetric history and examination 1

2. Ovulation and the menstrual cycle 9

3. Conception and placental development 17

4. Embryo and fetus 27

5. Physiological and anatomical changes in pregnancy 31

6. Antenatal care 37

7. Physiological and anatomical changes in childbirth 53

8. Course and management of childbirth 65

9. The puerperium 85

10. Minor complications of pregnancy 95

11. Miscarriage and abortion 99

12. Extra-uterine pregnancy/ectopic gestation 107

13. Antepartum haemorrhage 113

14. Hypertensive diseases in pregnancy 117

15. Cardiovascular, respiratory, haematological, neurological and gastrointestinal disorders in pregnancy 123

16. Endocrine disorders in pregnancy 132

17. Infections during pregnancy 136

18. Diseases of the placenta and membranes 141

19. Variations in the duration of pregnancy 147

20. The at-risk fetus 152

21. Abnormal fetal presentations 160

22. Abnormal labour (dystocia) and prolonged labour 173

23. Disorders in the puerperium 183

24. Obstetric operations 189

25. The epidemiology of obstetrics 200

26. The newborn infant 205

27. The low-birthweight infant 215

28. Disorders of menstruation 219

29. Psychological and physical disorders of the menstrual cycle 229

30. Human sexuality 235

31. Conception control 241

32. Infertility 251

33. Infections of the genital tract 257

34. Atrophic and dystrophic conditions 267

35. Endometriosis and adenomyosis 271

36. Benign tumours, cysts and malformations of the genital tract 278

37. Premalignant and malignant conditions of the female genital tract 289

38. Uterovaginal displacements, damage and prolapse 302

39. The urinary tract and its relationship to gynaecology 308

40. The breast 314

41. Gynaecological problems in childhood and adolescence 318

42. The menopause 322

43. Anatomy of the female genital tract 328

Index 345

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