This is both a “What to do” and “How to do it” book. It provides a practical guide for clerkship, clinical examination and management of patients with common gynaecological and obstetric complaints/presentations using a problem based approach.
It comprises of seventy-nine rich, practice oriented chapters written by 58 specialists and teachers drawn from over twenty medical schools and teaching hospitals in Nigeria and abroad. The authors put their extensive experience in the training of medical students and postgraduates to bear in helping the student and doctor answer the following questions when evaluating a patient:
What are the differentials or likely diagnoses? Which are more common?
What questions should be asked and in what sequence?
Examination of what specific regions give diagnostic information for specific differentials?
In what position or sequence of positions, where applicable, should the patient be examined?
What specific instruments or procedures are necessary and how should they be carried out?
What important investigations should be done and how do the findings help in making a definitive diagnosis?
What principles should guide the management of the patient?
Peter Ndidi Ebeigbe is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He is a fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College, Faculty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Lagos, West African College of Surgeons, World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons and International College of Surgeons. He is an examiner for the fellowship examinations of, and Secretary, the Faculty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Postgraduate Medical College, Lagos, Nigeria. He is actively involved in the training of medical students and postgraduates in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is an external examiner to several medical schools. He is currently the Provost, College of Health Sciences, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria.