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Acute appendicitis during pregnancy

Marcin Bednarek, Andrzej Budzyński, Kazimierz Rembiasz, Zbigniew Biesiada
Chirurgia Polska 2008;10(2):125-132.

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Vol 10, No 2 (2008)
Aktualności
Published online: 2008-10-21

Abstract

Between 2000-2006, in the 2nd, Department of Surgery at the Medical College of the Jagiellonian University, we performed 4 laparoscopic appendectomies in pregnant patients with acute appendicitis. Diagnostic difficulties in relation to the progression of pregnancy are discussed. Our own experience and the use of laparoscopic technique are also presented. We have evaluated the possible influence of operative management on the further development of the fetus. There were no complications related to the operative procedure. All pregnancies developed normally until delivery, which were either natural (3 patients) or cesarean (1 patient, due to obstetrical indications). We conclude, therefore, that laparoscopic appendectomy seems to be a safe approach both for mother and baby during any trimester of pregnancy.

Abstract

Between 2000-2006, in the 2nd, Department of Surgery at the Medical College of the Jagiellonian University, we performed 4 laparoscopic appendectomies in pregnant patients with acute appendicitis. Diagnostic difficulties in relation to the progression of pregnancy are discussed. Our own experience and the use of laparoscopic technique are also presented. We have evaluated the possible influence of operative management on the further development of the fetus. There were no complications related to the operative procedure. All pregnancies developed normally until delivery, which were either natural (3 patients) or cesarean (1 patient, due to obstetrical indications). We conclude, therefore, that laparoscopic appendectomy seems to be a safe approach both for mother and baby during any trimester of pregnancy.
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Keywords

acute appendicitis; pregnancy

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Title

Acute appendicitis during pregnancy

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 10, No 2 (2008)

Pages

125-132

Published online

2008-10-21

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2008;10(2):125-132.

Keywords

acute appendicitis
pregnancy

Authors

Marcin Bednarek
Andrzej Budzyński
Kazimierz Rembiasz
Zbigniew Biesiada

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