Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780702054082, 9780702057229

Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

3rd Edition

Editors: Andrew Thomson Philip Owen Brian Magowan
eBook ISBN: 9780702057229
eBook ISBN: 9780702054105
Imprint: Saunders Ltd.
Published Date: 21st March 2014
Page Count: 464

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Wherever you study or practise obstetrics and gynaecology, a sound knowledge of the clinical aspects will underpin your understanding of the specialty and maximise your ability to make a difference to the care of women and babies.

A perfect companion to Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine, this new edition continues to provide an excellent grounding and framework for handling clinical problems in obstetrics and gynaecology.

"Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology is an excellent choice for interested students looking for a first step to gaining an in-depth and well-rounded knowledge of Obstetrics and Gynaecology or for those on attachment looking to cement knowledge gained on the wards with a well-written, superbly illustrated and helpfully laid-out book." Reviewed by: James Orr Date: Aug 2014

Key Features

    • Highly illustrated with clear, full-colour line drawings and colour photos.
    • Summary boxes and tables throughout.
    • Key-points boxes at the end of each chapter.
    • The latest information for statistics and genetics.
    • Forward-looking approach to obstetrics and gynaecology.
    • History and ethics boxes throughout.
    • Organized into three sections: Fundamentals, Gynaecology, and Pregnancy and the puerperium.


Table of Contents


1 Clinical pelvic anatomy

2 Human embryogenesis

3 History and examination


4 Imaging in obstetrics and gynaecology

5 Paediatric gynaecology 

6 Disorders of sex development (DSD)

7 The normal menstrual cycle

8 Amenorrhoea

9 Infertility

10 Early pregnancy care

11 Menstrual disorders

12 Acute pelvic pain

13 Endometriosis

14 Premenstrual syndrome

15 The menopause

16 Genital prolapse

17 Urinary incontinence

18 Ovarian neoplasms

19 Uterine neoplasia

20 Cervical disease

21 Gestational trophoblastic disease

22 Disorders of the vulva

23 Gynaecological surgery


24 Sexually transmitted infections

25 Sexual problems

26 Termination of pregnancy

27 Contraception


28 The physiology of pregnancy

29 Strategies to improve global maternal and neonatal health

30 Antenatal care

31 Postnatal care

32 Medical disorders in pregnancy

33 Prenatal diagnosis

34 Obstetric haemorrhage

35 Small babies

36 Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy

37 Prematurity

38 Multiple pregnancy

39 Fetal haemolytic disease

40 Labour

41 Monitoring of the fetus in labour

42 Induction of labour

43 Pain relief in labour

44 Precipitate labour and slow labour

45 Malpresentations and malpositions

46 Obstetric emergencies

47 Operative delivery

48 When a baby dies - stillbirth and neonatal death

49 Neonatal resuscitation

50 Neonatal care



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About the Editors

Andrew Thomson

Andrew Thomson is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Royal Alexandra Hospital. He worked as an editor on the previous edition.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley, UK.

Philip Owen

Philip Owen has published over sixty research papers plus several book chapters. He is on the editorial board for the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Princess Royal Maternity Unit, Glasgow, UK

Brian Magowan

Brian Magowan is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Head of Service at the Borders General Hospital, Melrose. His clinical interests are in fetal medicine and obstetrics, as well as obstetric skills training in the UK and overseas, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa. He was the lead editor for the previous edition of the title.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Borders General Hospital, Melrose, UK