Essential Obstetrics and Gynaecology - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780702076381, 9780702076411

Essential Obstetrics and Gynaecology

6th Edition

Editors: Ian Symonds Sabaratnam Arulkumaran
Paperback ISBN: 9780702076381
Paperback ISBN: 9780702076398
eBook ISBN: 9780702076411
eBook ISBN: 9780702076404
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 17th August 2019
Page Count: 480

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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.

Key Features

  • 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

Table of Contents

Section 1 Essential reproductive science

1. Anatomy of the Female Pelvis; 2. Conception and Implantation; 3. Physiological Changes in Pregnancy; 4. Placental and Fetal Growth and Development; 5. Perinatal and Maternal Mortality

Section 2 Essential obstetrics

6. History Taking and Examination in Obstetrics; 7. Normal Pregnancy and Antenatal Care; 8. Obstetric Disorders; 9. Maternal Medicine; 10. Congenital Abnormalities and Assessment of Fetal Wellbeing; 11. Management of Labour; 12. Management of Delivery; 13. Postpartum and Early Neonatal Care; 14. Mental Health and Childbirth

Section 3 Essential gynaecology

15. Basic Clinical Skills in Gynaecology; 16. Gynaecological Disorders; 17. Infertility; 18. Early Pregnancy Care; 19. Sexual and Reproductive Health; 20. Gynaecological Oncology; 21. Prolapse and Disorders of the Urinary Tract


A. Principles of Perioperative Care; B. Governance, Audit and Research; C. Medicolegal Aspects of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; OSCE Stations Questions; OSCE Stations Answers; Self-assessment Questions; Self-assessment Answers; Further Reading; Index


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About the Editors

Ian Symonds

Ian Symonds

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean of Medicine, University of Adelaide; Head of School, Adelaide Medical School; Visiting Medical Specialist in Obstetrics, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia

Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, PhD, DSc, FRCOG, FRCS, FACOG, Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) of St. George’s University, London; Foundation Professor of O&G, University of Nicosia, Visiting Professor, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College, London; Past President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2007-2010); President: International Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (FIGO) 2012-2015; Head, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, St George’s University Hospital, London, UK (1997-2013). National award recipient of Knight Bachelor in the UK and Sri Lanka Ranjana in Sri Lanka for services to Medicine.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St George’s University of London, London, UK