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Differential Diagnosis in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
An A-Z, Second Edition

Edited By

Tony Hollingworth

ISBN 9781482215298
Published August 26, 2015 by CRC Press
375 Pages 219 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

One of the major challenges in obstetrics and gynaecology is the need for a broad knowledge of medicine and surgery as well as the conditions specific to reproduction. The comprehensive nature of Differential Diagnosis in Obstetrics and Gynaecology achieves this goal.

The book provides clinicians with invaluable assistance in the diagnostic process to differentiate quickly and correctly among various diseases. From minor to major symptoms, the differential diagnoses are explored and offered in a way that is easy to read and leads to practical management.

Arranged alphabetically, and based upon presenting symptoms, the text takes readers through a step-by-step approach to that presentation, culminating in a description of the different diagnoses that it might represent.

The layout of the book is engaging as the text is interspersed with excellent illustrations and useful boxes highlighting important points. Algorithms, references, and websites have been included where appropriate and a glossary of common terms and terminology used in obstetrics and gynaecology has been provided at the end.

Table of Contents

A–Z Entries
Abdominal Pain
Abdominal Pain in Pregnancy
Abdominal Swellings in Pregnancy
Amniotic Fluid Abnormalities
Anaemia in Pregnancy
Back Pain in Pregnancy
Bell’s Palsy in Pregnancy
Birth Injuries, Maternal
Birth Injuries, Neonatal
Bleeding Disorders in Pregnancy, Including Thrombocytopenia
Bleeding in Childhood (Vaginal)
Bleeding During Early Pregnancy
Bleeding in Late Pregnancy (Antepartum Haemorrhage)
Bleeding, Postmenopausal
Bleeding, Rectal, During Pregnancy
Blocked Nose in Pregnancy
Breast Lumps in Pregnancy
Breast Tenderness in Pregnancy and the Puerperium
Breast/Nipple Discharge in Pregnancy
Breathlessness in Pregnancy: Cardiac Causes
Breathlessness in Pregnancy: Respiratory Causes
Cervical Cytology, Abnormal
Cervical Swelling (Cervix Uteri)
Chest Pain in Pregnancy: Cardiac Causes
Chest Pain in Pregnancy: Non-Cardiac Causes
Collapse in Pregnancy
Collapse in The Puerperium
Ctg Abnormalities
Epigastric Pain in Pregnancy
Fever, Postoperative (Gynaecological)
Fever, Puerperal
Fits in Pregnancy
Genitalia, Ambiguous (Including Congenital Anomalies)
Glycosuria of Pregnancy
Haematemesis in Pregnancy
Haematuria (Blood in the Urine)
Hand Pain in Pregnancy
Headache in Pregnancy
Heartburn During Pregnancy
Hot Flushes
Hydrops Fetalis
Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
Incontinence, Faecal, and Pregnancy
Incontinence, Urinary
Intrauterine Fetal Death and Mid-Trimester Pregnancy Loss
Itching in Pregnancy (See Also Rashes in Pregnancy)
Jaundice and Liver Disease in Pregnancy
Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars
Labour, Precipitate
Labour, Premature
Labour, Prolonged
Leg Pain in Pregnancy (Deep Venous Thrombosis)
Leg Swelling in Pregnancy
Libido, Loss of
Menstrual Periods, Absent (Amenorrhoea)
Menstrual Periods, Heavy and/or Irregular
Menstrual Periods, Infrequent (Oligomenorrhoea)
Menstrual Periods, Painful, (Dysmenorrhoea)
Miscarriage, Recurrent
Nosebleeds (Epistaxis) in Pregnancy
Ophthalmic Issues and The Maternal Eye in Pregnancy
Oral and Dental Considerations in Pregnancy
Ovarian Swellings
Pain During Intercourse
Palpitations in Pregnancy
Pelvic Pain
Pelvic Swellings
Premenstrual Syndrome
Prolapse of Uterus and Vagina
Prolonged Pregnancy
Proteinuria in Pregnancy
Psychological Problems in Pregnancy and the
Postnatal Period
Pubic Bone Pain in Pregnancy
Rashes in Pregnancy (See Also Itching in Pregnancy
And Vulval Itching)
Thyroid Problems in Pregnancy
Tiredness in Pregnancy
Tumour Markers in Gynaecology
Urinary Retention
Uterine Swellings
Vaginal Discharge
Vaginal Swellings
Vomiting in Pregnancy
Vulval Investigations
Vulval Itching
Vulval Pain
Vulval Swellings
Vulval Ulceration

Appendix: Definitions and Tumour Staging

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Edited by

Tony Hollingworth, MB ChB, PhD, MBA, FRCS(Ed), FRCOG, consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology, Whipps Cross University Hospital, London, UK


"Having an accessible, readable and trustworthy review of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is worth its weight in gold-and this book is certainly a worthy contender."

Praise for previous editions:

"The text is well referenced and lists helpful resources and websites for further reading and information. I would certainly recommend it to anyone with a specialised interest in obstetrics and gynaecology … a very valuable addition to the medical bookshelf."
—The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist