The new edition of this authoritative review of the clinical approach to diagnostic and therapeutic obstetric, maternal-fetal and perinatal procedures will be welcomed by all professionals involved in childbirth as a significant contribution to the practice of maternal-fetal medicine and surgical obstetrics.
Anatomy of the anterior abdominal wall, uterus, and pelvic organs. Topographic anatomy of the perineum, vulva, vagina, and surrounding structures. Clinical pelvimetry. First-trimester embryofetoscopy. Chorionic villus sampling. Amniocentesis. Fetal transfusion. Fetal reduction and selective termination. Spontaneous and indicated abortions. Percutaneous Intrauterine fetal shunting. Cordocentesis. Minimally invasive fetal surgery: The Colorado approach. Fetal surgery. Cervical insufficiency. Advanced extrauterine pregnancy. The role of caesarean delivery in the management of fetal malformations. Evaluation and management of stillbirth. Antepartum hemorrhage. Intrapartum fetal monitoring. Normal vaginal delivery. Shoulder dystocia. Postpartum haemorrhage. Forceps delivery. Vacuum assisted vaginal delivery. Fetal malpresentations. Delivery of twins and higher-order multiples. Maternal birth injuries. Puerperal inversion of the uterus. Wound healing, sutures, knots, needles, drains, and instruments. Cesarean delivery. Prevention of surgical site infections. Cesarean scar pregnancy. Anesthetic procedures in obstetrics. Cardiac monitoring in pregnancy. Trauma in pregnancy. Surgery during pregnancy. Urologic complications during pregnancy. Management of malignant and premalignant lesions of the female genital tract during pregnancy. Gestational trophoblastic disease. Patient safety.