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Details recent and important developments in this area
Serves as a comprehensive guide to surgical preparation, procedure and recovery
Highlights how and why complications occur and offers practical advice on how to deal with problems that arise
Complications in Gynecological Surgery draws together in a single concise volume a number of recent and important developments in this area, with contributions from many experts of international standing. Based on personal evidence and cases, these leading figures of urogynecology provide a comprehensive guide to surgical preparation, procedure and recovery.
Using color illustrations and tables where appropriate, this book highlights how and why complications occur, and offers practical advice on how to deal with problems that arise. The authors’ vast field of experience allow for a state-of-the-art overview of surgical advances, outlining a variety of technical guidance, as well as patient care and risk management.
Focusing on a range of gynecological issues, including urinary tract injury, sterilization and assisted pregnancy, as well as the application of cutting-edge laparoscopy, this book will be of great interest and use to the practicing gynecologist or urologist.
Prevention of Infection Following Gynecological Surgery: The Evidence.- Complications in Gynecological Oncology.- Laparoscopic Entry Techniques: Consensus.- Complications of Laparoscopic Surgery for Endometriosis.- Abdominal Wound Closure: How to Avoid Complications.- Recent Advances in Adhesion Prevention.- What to Do When the Operation Is Over.- Laparoscopic Surgery.- Urinary Tract Complications.- The High-Risk Gynecology Patient: Assessment and Management.- Complications in Hysteroscopic Surgery: Prevention and Management.- Minimizing the Risk of Sterilization Failure: An Evidence-Based Approach.- Complications of Assisted Reproduction.