Principles of Gynaecological Surgery

  • Stuart L. Stanton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Preoperative

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jean-Pierre Van Besouw, Andrew F. Kent, Stuart L. Stanton
      Pages 3-15
    3. Stuart L. Stanton
      Pages 17-21
    4. Philip James Sanderson
      Pages 35-44
    5. David Cosgrove, Elizabeth Bellamy, Malcolm Pearce
      Pages 45-71
    6. Anthony P. Rubin
      Pages 73-80
  3. Operative

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Timothy E. Bucknall, Stuart L. Stanton
      Pages 83-107
    3. John M. Monaghan
      Pages 109-123
    4. Stuart L. Stanton
      Pages 125-137
    5. Timothy E. Bucknall
      Pages 139-155
    6. Michael Knight
      Pages 157-170
    7. Anthony R. Mundy
      Pages 171-184
    8. John Dormandy
      Pages 185-193
    9. Robert M. L. Winston
      Pages 195-211
    10. Joseph Jordan
      Pages 213-226
  4. Postoperative

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Julian M. Leigh, Philippa Keyes-Evans
      Pages 229-238
    3. Michael Knight
      Pages 239-243
    4. Anthony R. Mundy
      Pages 245-256
    5. Paul Hilton
      Pages 257-283
    6. Dennis Gath, Susan Iles
      Pages 285-299
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 301-306

About this book


For a long time I have felt that the present gynaecological training for registrars lacked familiarisation and understanding of the basic principles of surgery. This is due to several factors. Firstly, the historical separation of gynaecology from general surgery which led to our development as an independent speciality (and which Victor Bonney foretold to our detriment when he opposed the formation of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as a separate body from the College of Surgeons). Secondly, a vast improvement in medical management of many gynaecological conditions has made surgical practice dull and an unquestioning daily routine with little or no surgical instruction for many junior staff. Thirdly, the arrival of subspecialisation has exacerbated this, as complicated surgery may be referred out by the general gynaecologist. Finally, the trend in further education towards writing an MD rather than taking an FRCS degree. The arguments for and against were set out in an editorial in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (1983), later taken to task in the ensuing correspondence. That editorial. together with the difficulty in finding up-to-date articles on surgical principles in one volume, were the catalysts for this book. With the help of colleagues from other disciplines, I have attempted to present recent advances side-by-side with modern-day gynaecological practice.


Instrument complication complications development education general surgery gynecology management microsurgery obstetrics surgery training

Editors and affiliations

  • Stuart L. Stanton
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologySt. George’s Hospital Medical SchoolLondonUK
  2. 2.St. George’s and St. James’s HospitalsLondonUK

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