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Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Clinical Cases Uncovered



Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Clinical Cases Uncovered

Maggie Cruickshank, Ashalatha Shetty

ISBN: 978-1-444-39288-3 September 2010 Wiley-Blackwell 216 Pages

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Featuring a range of commonly encountered and important conditions in women’s health, Obstetrics & Gynaecology: Clinical Cases Uncovered allows the reader to understand normal reproductive physiology and anatomy in the context of clinical practice. It highlights aspects of good practice which in real life are considered beyond the presenting symptom.

This unique case-based approach allows the reader to progress through each stage, gaining an understanding of the rationale for investigation and management and to consider other important aspects for holistic care.

Obstetrics & Gynaecology: Clinical Cases Uncovered is ideal for medical students and junior doctors, obstetrics and gynaecology trainees, midwives and nurse practitioners.



How to use this book.

List of abbreviations.

Part 1 Basics.

Basic science: gynaecology.

Basic science: obstetrics.

Approach to the patient.

Part 2 Cases.


Case 1 A 24-year-old woman with vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy.

Case 2 A 25-year-old woman presenting as an emergency with low abdominal pain.

Case 3 A 23-year-old woman admitted as an emergency with acute vulval pain.

Case 4 A 45-year-old woman with heavy periods.

Case 5 A 52-year-old woman who has not been able to control her temper recently.

Case 6 A 58-year-old woman with post-menopausal bleeding.

Case 7 A couple who can’t conceive.

Case  8 A 16-year-old seeking emergency contraception: contraceptive choices through reproductive life.

Case 9 A 22-year-old woman presents with vaginal discharge.

Case 10 A 29-year-old woman with an abnormal smear test.

Case 11 A retired school teacher presents with a feeling of ‘something coming down’.

Case 12 A 57-year-old woman with abdominal swelling and vague abdominal pain.

Case 13 A 68-year-old woman presents with long-standing vulval itch Obstetrics.

Case 14 A 30-year-old woman with a postdated pregnancy.

Case 15 A 37-year-old woman with heavy bleeding per vaginum following a forceps delivery.

Case 16 A 16-year-old woman with high blood pressure.

Case 17 A 34-year-old woman with painless vaginal bleeding at 33 weeks gestation.

Case 18 A 39-year-old woman with painful vaginal bleeding at 37 weeks gestation.

Case 19 A 29-year-old woman with leaking fluid per vaginum at 31 weeks gestation.

Case 20 A 35-year-old woman booking for antenatal care.

Case 21 A 24-year-old insulin-dependent diabetic woman planning a pregnancy.

Case 22 A 32-year-old woman with a fetus in the breech position at 37 weeks gestation.

Case 23 A 26-year-old woman with a history of one previous caesarean section booking at the antenatal clinic.

Case 24 A 29-year-old woman with vomiting in early pregnancy.

Case 25 A 38-year-old with a twin pregnancy.

Case 26 A 26-year-old woman diagnosed HIV positive on routine antenatal screening.

Part 3 Self-assessment.





Index of cases by diagnosis.


"I have purchased three of your books: Paediatics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and Haematology. I have found the story-telling style and the level of detail contained in the cases to be balanced nicely so that it retains a realism that other case books lack and that reader remains engaged in the outcome of the investigations and the end-point of the case. All in all, these series make for interesting and entertaining reads which ultimately renders them an excellent learning tool.” - Medical Student,Trinity College Dublin

"I think that junior doctors and surgical care practitioners will find this to be a useful reference source. Junior doctors will particularly appreciate the book for revision purposes. Perioperative educationalists will gain some benefit from reading as will any practitioner working in obstetrics and gynaecology that wishes to understand more about the specialty than what is presented in front of them on a daily basis." - Journal of Perioperative Practice, 1 February 2011

"This volume provides concise coverage of a range of relevant clinical scenarios, with logical explanations along the way. It does not seek to replace topic or system-based texts, but represents good value for money as a learning adjunct, particularly for newcomers to the specialty." - The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, 2010