Challenging Concepts in Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Cases with Expert Commentary

ISBN : 9780199654994

Andrew Shennan; Natasha Hezelgrave; Danielle Abbott
368 Pages
190 x 245 mm
Pub date
Dec 2014
Challenging Concepts
Send mail

Challenging Concepts in Obstetrics and Gynaecology is a case-based guide to difficult scenarios faced in both fields, covering many of the major sub-speciality areas of each. The 24 cases have been selected to cover a spectrum of challenges in obstetrics and gynaecology. Recognising that any attempt to cover the whole curriculum is impossible, the authors have instead chosen specific, challenging scenarios that are commonly encountered in clinical practice, but by no means have simple answers or outcomes. Complex cases are examined from a multidisciplinary approach with consideration of diagnostic procedures, practical skills, evidence base, and the application of national and international guidelines. There is also a summary of evidence from the medical literature in various subspecialty areas of obstetrics and gynaecology, alongside current controversies in management. Cases are punctuated by easy-to-read "Learning Points", "Clinical Tips", and "Evidence Base" boxes, speeding the learning process as well as providing a handy dip-into guide for those just refreshing their memory. Each case is set off by an 'Expert Commentary' written by an internationally-renowned expert in each field, leaving the reader with both a solid base of knowledge and a nuanced view of current challenges in obstetrics and gynaecology. This collaboration between trainees and experts provides a unique insight into the management of complex and often rare but important obstetrics and gynaecology cases, within a highly user-friendly format and a ready-made means of self-learning and self-testing. Challenging Concepts in Obstetrics and Gynaecologymakes a useful, relevant and interesting read, enabling the reader to readily transfer the knowledge gained to everyday clinical practice.


1. A 'classic case of heavy menstrual bleeding?
2. Severe endometriosis in a young woman with unexpected end-organ failure
3. Pregnancy of unknown location: a diagnostic management dilemma
4. PGD in oligozoospermia
5. Recurrent miscarriage: Is conservative management the best we can offer?
6. Lethal congenital abnormalities: the importance of a multidisciplinary approach
7. 7. Monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy complicated by twinatwin transfusion syndrome
8. 8. 'Rescue' cerclage after bulging membranes at 22 weeks: delaying the inevitable?
9. Early onset fetal growth restriction
10. Dilemmas of preterm birth
11. Pulmonary hypertension in pregnancy
12. The challenges and controversies of pregnancy and diabetes
13. HIV in pregnancy: The dilemmas of management
14. SLE in pregnancy: Lupus nephritis or pre-eclampsia
a diagnostic challenge
15. Management of a pregnant woman with morbid obesity
16. Early onset pre-eclampsia: balancing maternal and neonatal morbidity
17. Vaginal birth after caesarean section
18. Maternal pyrexia: Challenges in optimal perinatal management
19. Forewarned is forearmed in massive obstetric haemorrhage
20. Premature ovarian failure: Not the same as the 'normal' menopause
21. Treating urinary incontinence: an evolving challenge for us all
22. Post menopausal bleeding
23. Recurrent ovarian cancer
24. Cervical cancer

About the author: 

Natasha Hezelgrave is a Specialist Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the London Deanery Training Programme, and an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow in the Women's Health Academic Centre, King's College London. Her main research interests are preterm birth, pre-eclampsia, and global health. ; Danielle Abbott is currently a GP trainee in the London Deanery Training Programme, and a Research Fellow in Obstetrics working on an MD on the prediction of preterm birth in the Academic Women's Health Centre, Kings College London. ; Andrew Shennan is Professor of Obstetrics at Kingas College London, based at St. Thomasa Hospital. He leads clinical research at the Womenas Academic Health Centre, and is Deputy Director of Research and Development for Guys and St. Thomas NHS Trust. He is the National Chair of the NIHR Reproductive Health and Childbirth Specialty Group in the UK. He specializes in clinical trials in antenatal and intrapartum care. His research interests include interventions to predict and prevent preterm birth, pre-eclampsia, obstetric anaesthesia, global health and the use of blood pressure monitoring.

The price listed on this page is the recommended retail price for Japan. When a discount is applied, the discounted price is indicated as “Discount price”. Prices are subject to change without notice.