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Pearls of Exxcellence

The Pearls of Exxcellence are the most challenging topics for Ob/Gyn certification.

The Exxcellence Foundation will review the data from the three oral Board certification exams, and compile a list of the ten to twelve most challenging topics. A short review and references will periodically be posted.

** The Exxcellence Foundation is committed to accuracy and therefore will review and validate all Pearls every three years. As of September 1, 2011 all Pearls have been reaffirmed.

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DateTitle
Jan 2014Diagnosis and Management of Cervical Ectopic Pregnancy
Dec 2013Management of the Frank Breech Presenting at the Introitus
Nov 2013Proximal Tubal Occlusion
Oct 2013Anti-Lewis Antibodies in Pregnancy
Sep 2013Cytomegalovirus Infection in Pregnancy
Aug 2013Management of Malpresentations: brow, face, and compound
Jul 2013Evaluation of Anemia in Pregnancy
Jun 2013Ongoing Care of a Woman with Breast Cancer on Letrozole
May 2013Management of Broad Ligament Extension and Hematoma during a Cesarean Delivery
Apr 2013Amniotic Fluid Embolism
Mar 2013Management of Bilateral Tubo-Ovarian Abscesses in Young Nulligravida
Feb 2013Management of a Lost Pedicle At the Time of a Vaginal Hysterectomy
Jan 2013Management of AGC in a 45 Year-Old
Dec 2012Hematoma after a Vacuum Delivery
Nov 2012Management of Multi-Fetal Pregnancy: monochorionic, diamnionic twins; monochorionic, monoamnionic twins
Oct 2012Management of Breakdown of 4th Degree Perineal Laceration
Sep 2012Maternal and Fetal Complications of Varicella Infection at Term
Aug 2012Voiding Dysfunction in TVT Patients
Jul 2012Management of Lateral Uterine Perforation at the Time of Hysteroscopy
Jun 2012Management of Ureteral Injuries
May 2012Etiology and Treatment of Clostridium Difficile Colitis
Apr 2012Hyperprolactinemia
Mar 2012Management of Twins
Feb 2012Avoiding Trocar Injuries Associated with Laparoscopic Surgery
Jan 2012Surgical Management Endometriosis
Dec 2011Management of Fetal Malpresentations
Nov 2011Risks of Hormone Therapy
Oct 2011Etiology and Management of Vasa Previa
Sep 2011Management of Pregnancy with ABO Incompatibility
Aug 2011Essure in Place, Now Desires Pregnancy
Jul 2011Etiology and Management of Placenta Accreta at 20 Weeks
Jun 2011Management of Vaginal Cysts
May 2011Etiology and Management of Hypothyroidism
Apr 2011Complications of TVT
Mar 2011Primary Amenorrhea in a Teenager
Feb 2011Management of Urethral Diverticula
Jan 2011Perioperative Management of Anticoagulation in Gynecologic Patients
Dec 2010Large Bowel Injury (simple)
Dec 2010Incidental Enterotomy (small bowel injury)
Nov 2010Placentomegaly
Oct 2010Management of Adnexal Mass
Sep 2010Management of Adnexal Cysts
Aug 2010Contraceptive Choices for Women With Common Medical Problems
Jul 2010Neonatal Encephalopathy
Jun 2010Elevated Maternal Serum AFP (MSAFP) at 16 Weeks
May 2010Management of Paget Disease of the Vulva
Apr 2010Anemia in Pregnancy with Normal Iron Studies
Mar 2010Management of Postoperative Ileus
Feb 2010Fecal Incontinence
Jan 2010Management of a Thyroid Nodule
Dec 2009Postoperative Urinary Fistulae
Nov 2009Dyslipidemia and the Metabolic Syndrome in Women
Oct 2009Postpartum Perineal Pain
Sep 2009Complications of Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgery
Aug 2009Contraceptive Choices for Women With Common Medical Problems
Jul 2009Cerebral Palsy
Jun 2009Pregnant Women with an Adnexal Mass
May 2009Adnexal Masses in Adolescents
Apr 2009Post Menopausal Vulvar Lesions
Mar 2009Fetal Ventral Abdominal Wall Defects
Feb 2009Postmenopausal Ovarian Mass
Jan 2009Nonimmune Hydrops Fetalis
Dec 2008Surgical Management of the Obese Patient with Endometrial Cancer
Nov 2008Women on Oral Contraceptives
Oct 2008Fetal Infections - Parvo, CMV and Toxo