Appendicitis in pregnancy: diagnosis, management and complications.

  title={Appendicitis in pregnancy: diagnosis, management and complications.},
  author={Birgitte Andersen and T F Nielsen},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  volume={78 9},
BACKGROUND Acute appendicitis is the most common surgical emergency in pregnancy. The purpose of this study is to investigate the clinical presentation, management and outcome in patients who underwent appendectomy during pregnancy. MATERIAL AND METHODS The case records of 56 women who underwent appendectomy during pregnancy between January 1985 and December 1997 were reviewed and analyzed. RESULTS The incidence of appendicitis in pregnancy was one in 766 births. The preoperative diagnosis… CONTINUE READING
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