Munro Kerr's Operative Obstetrics

Munro Kerr's Operative Obstetrics

13th Edition - October 2, 2019

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  • Editors: Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, Michael Robson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702076367
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702076350

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Key Features

    • Authoritative, world-known editors and author team.
    • Presents a contemporary and pragmatic summary ofrecent developments in operative obstetrics.
    • Contextualises practice in the history of obstetric practice.
    • Accurate line drawings throughout clearly demonstrating relevant procedures and equipment.
    • Advice and management for obstetricians working in resource-limited areas

Table of Contents




    1. Human birth

      Richard Greene

    2. Preterm labour and delivery

      Jane E. Norman

    3. Cervical cerclage

      Shane Patrick Higgins

    4. Antepartum haemorrhage: an overview

      Alan Cameron

    5. Vasa praevia

      Marie Anne Ledingham and Andrew Thomson

    6. Abruption

      Fiona Nugent, Andrew Thomson

    7. Induction of labour

      Tracey A. Johnston


    8. Assessment and management of labour and delivery

      Michael Robson

    9. Fetal surveillance in labour

      Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

    10. Fetal asphyxia

      Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

    11. Acute tocolysis

      Edwin Chandraharan

    12. Cord prolapse

      Austin Ugwumadu

    13. The use of oxytocin to accelerate or induce labour

      Michael Robson

    14. Malpresentations and malposition

      Michael Robson and Thomas Baskett

    15. Assisted vaginal delivery: an overview

    Stephen O’Brien, Dimitrios Siassakos and Kim Hinshaw

    16. Assisted vaginal delivery: non-rotational forceps and manual rotation

    Simon Cunningham and Kim Hinshaw

    17. Assisted vaginal delivery: vacuum

    Thomas van den Akker and Kim Hinshaw

    18. Assisted vaginal delivery: rotational forceps

    Karl Olah and Kim Hinshaw

    19. Shoulder dystocia

      Joanna Crofts

    20. Breech delivery

      Lawrence Impey and Anita Hedditch

    21. Twin and triplet delivery

      Austin Ugwumadu

    22. Labour and delivery after previous caesarean

      Michael Robson

    23. Uterine rupture

      Jose Miguel Palacios-Jaraquemada and Donal Brennan

    24. Caesarean section: controversies, audit and indications

      Michael Robson

    25. Caesarean section: procedure

      Thomas Bergholt

    26. Caesarean section: clinical challenges

      Sara Paterson-Brown

    27. Additional procedures at caesarean section: salpionghectomy, myomectomy, ovarian surgery and hysterectomy

      Donal Brennan and Jose Miguel Palacios-Jaraquemada

    28. Placenta praevia and the morbidly adherent placenta

      Donal Brennan and Jose Miguel Palacios-Jaraquemada

    29. Haemorrhagic shock, disseminated intravascular coagulation and obstetric resuscitation

      Jennifer M. Walsh and Niamh Ellen Hayes

    30. Thromboprophylaxis in labour and delivery

      Niamh Ellen Hayes and Jennifer M. Walsh

    31. Amniotic fluid embolism

      Derek Tuffnell

    32. Analgesia and anaesthesia in labour and delivery

      Siaghal Mac Colgáin

    33. Labour and delivery in high-BMI women

      Dan Farine and Cynthia Maxwell


    34. Postpartum haemorrhage

      Andrew Weeks

    35. Retained placenta

      Andrew Weeks

    36. Uterine and vaginal tamponade

      Andrew Weeks

    37. Uterine compression sutures

      Andrew Weeks

    38. Pelvic vessel ligation and embolization: obstetric and radiological perspective

      Donal Brennan, David Paul Brophy and Jose Miguel Palacios-Jaraquemada

    39. Lower genital tract trauma

      Abdul Hameed Sultan and Bharati R. Thakar

    40. Acute uterine inversion

      Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

    41. Symphysiotomy

      Priya Soma-Pillay and Robert Pattinson

    42. Destructive operations on the fetus

      Priya Soma-Pillay and Robert Pattinson


    43. Perinatal audit in labour and delivery – safety, consistency and quality

      Michael Robson

    44. Competence and skills training

      Timothy Draycott, Emily Hotton and Sophie Renwick

Product details

  • No. of pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: October 2, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702076367
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702076350

About the Editors

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

Michael Robson

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