The Diagnosis and Management of the Acute Abdomen in Pregnancy

  • Peter Bogach Greenspan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. David C. Mundy, Gustavo Vilchez
    Pages 25-39
  3. Stephanie Anne Scott, Justin Stowell
    Pages 49-97
  4. Kamani M. Lankachandra
    Pages 99-105
  5. Peter Bogach Greenspan
    Pages 107-140
  6. Layan Alrahmani, Paul M. Magtibay III, Javier F. Magrina, Paul M. Magtibay
    Pages 141-163
  7. Farzad Alemi, Teisha Shiozaki, Alexis Graham-Stephenson, Alexandra Bors
    Pages 165-192
  8. Joshua A. Broghammer, Marcus Austenfeld
    Pages 193-207
  9. Stanley M. Augustin, Maxwell Almenoff, Aaron Sparks
    Pages 209-216
  10. Peter Bogach Greenspan
    Pages 217-226
  11. Peter Bogach Greenspan
    Pages 237-239
  12. Marilyn M. Pesto, Janet I. Mittenfelner, Andrew Spaedy
    Pages 241-267
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 269-278

About this book


This text is intended to serve as a reference guide for clinicians who consult pregnant women presenting with abdominal and pelvic pain. Many health care providers care for pregnant women including attending physicians, resident physicians, advanced practice nurses, certified nurse mid-wives, labor and delivery nurses, operating room and post-anesthesia care nurses, medical students and others.  

The book addresses obstetrical and non-obstetrical aspects to the diagnostic process.  Key features include:

• the anatomical and physiological alterations of pregnancy
• physical examination and management challenges in the first, second and third trimesters

• laboratory findings
• diagnostic imaging
• assessment of the fetus(es)
• Surgical and anesthetic issues

• Medico-legal challenges

• Perinatal and neonatal issues

The Diagnosis and Management of the Acute Abdomen in Pregnancy will serve practitioners as a quick-reference guide to those who encounter pregnant women in pain.


Spontaneous Abortion Ectopic Pregnancy Placental Accidents Uterine Rupture Pelvic Infection Uterine Leiomyomata Ovarian Neoplasms

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Bogach Greenspan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of Missouri – Kansas City School of MedicineKansas CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-62282-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-62283-5
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