ABOUT THIS BOOK
· Explains the diagnostic and therapeutic principles for all causes
of acute abdomen during pregnancy
· Meets the needs of both gynecologists and general/abdominal surgeons
· Includes more than 200 figures relevant to diagnosis and treatment
This book will help the reader to recognize, diagnose, and efficiently treat most of the acute abdominal disorders that may be encountered in the pregnant patient, whether associated with or incidental to the pregnancy. A wide range of conditions are addressed, including some which are very rare as well as those more frequently seen, such as acute appendicitis and acute cholecystitis. The principles underlying diagnosis and therapy are clearly explained. Particular features in the clinical presentation of pregnant patients are highlighted, and specific diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms and protocols, described. Attention is drawn to the diagnostic difficulties that may arise from atypical presentations in these patients and to restrictions on the use of certain diagnostic imaging studies. The text is complemented by more than 200 figures relevant to clinical practice. Acute Abdomen during Pregnancy is designed to meet the needs of both the gynecologist and the general or abdominal surgeon, who together form the multidisciplinary team mandatory for effective treatment that will safeguard mother and baby.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Abdominal trauma - Appendicitis - Cholecystitis - Intestinal obstruction - Pancreatitis
Related subjects » Gynecology - Internal Medicine - Radiology - Surgery
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Surgery: Acute appendicitis.- Acute biliary tract diseases.- Acute pancreatitis.- Non-traumatic gastroduodenal perforations.- Incarcerated abdominal wall hernias.- Symptomatic diaphragmatic hernia.- Intestinal obstruction.- Acute inflammatory bowel disease.- Splenic rupture.- Abdominal trauma.- Miscellaneous conditions.- Gynecology: General considerations.- Adnexal torsion.- (Isolated) torsion of fallopian tube.- Hemorrhagic functional ovarian cysts.- Pelvic inflammatory disease and tubo-ovarian abscess.- Ruptured ectopic pregnancy.- Torsion of the gravid uterus.- Spontaneous uterine rupture.- Degenerating uterine myomas.- Ruptured endometriotic cyst.- Gynecologic postpartum abdominal pain.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Goran Augustin graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia, in 2000 and gained his MSc and PhD from the University of Zagreb in 2004 and 2011, respectively. Following his graduation, he undertook a residency in General Surgery at the Clinical Hospital Center Zagreb and subsequently qualified in General Surgery in 2006 and in the subspecialty of Abdominal Surgery in 2010. He is currently Consultant Abdominal Surgeon at the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Clinical Hospital Center Zagreb and Senior Assistant to Chair of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb. Dr. Augustin has served as both Treasurer and Secretary of the Croatian Society of Surgery. In 2009 he won the “Ante Šercer” Award from the Academy of Medical Sciences of Croatia for the best scientific article in Croatia. To date, he has published more than 35 articles in peer-reviewed journals.