Essential Obstetrics and Gynaecology

5th Edition


  • Ian Symonds
  • E. Malcolm Symonds
  • Sabaratnam Arulkumaran
  • Key Features


    • Highly illustrated throughout.
    • Essential information points at the end of chapters.
    • Case histories throughout.
    • Practical procedures boxes throughout.
    • Alert (warnings or advice) and tick (guidance or definitions) boxes throughout.

    Table of Contents

    Section 1 Essential reproductive science

    1. Anatomy of the female pelvis

    Caroline de Costa

    2. Conception and nidation

    Roger Pepperell

    3. Physiological changes in pregnancy

    Fiona Broughton Pipkin

    4. Placental and fetal growth and development

    E. Malcolm Symonds

    5. Perinatal and maternal mortality

    Boon H. Lim

    Section 2 Essential obstetrics

    6. History taking and examination in obstetrics

    Edwin Chandraharan

    7. Normal pregnancy and antenatal care

    Shaylee Iles

    8. Obstetric disorders

    Henry G. Murray

    9. Maternal medicine

    Suzanne V.F. Wallace, Henry G. Murray and David James

    1. Assessment of fetal wellbeing

    David James and Suzanne V.F. Wallace

    11. Management of labour

    Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

    12. Management of delivery

    Aldo Vacca

    13. Postpartum problems

    Shankari Arulkumaran

    14. Psychiatric disorders of childbirth

    Margaret R. Oates

    Section 3 Essential gynaecology

    15. Basic clinical skills in gynaecology

    Ian M. Symonds

    16. Gynaecological disorders

    Ian S. Fraser

    17. Infertility

    William Ledger

    18. Early pregnancy care

    Ian M. Symonds

    19. Sexual and reproductive health

    Roger Pepperell

    2. Gynaecological oncology

    Hextan Y.S. Ngan and Karen Chan

    21. Prolapse and disorders of the urinary tract

    Ajay Rane and Jay Iyer


    A: Principles of perioperative care

    Stergios K. Doumouchtsis 

    B: Governance, audit and research

    Tahir Mahmood

    C: Medicolega


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    Churchill Livingstone
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