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Acute appendicitis complicating pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  13833485     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute appendicitis occurs as a complication of pregnancy in about 0.1 per cent of cases. Diagnosis may be somewhat more difficult during the second and third trimesters dur to the displacement of viscera and the increased incidence of pyelitis and constipation. It is based on the same symptoms and signs as in nonpregnant patients. The treatment is immediate operation regardless of the stage of pregnancy. A McBurney incision is preferred and it is placed somewhat higher than usual in the later stages of pregnancy. When operation is done promptly there is little danger to either mother or fetus.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  California medicine     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0008-1264     ISO Abbreviation:  Calif Med     Publication Date:  1959 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1960-12-01     Completed Date:  1998-11-01     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0410260     Medline TA:  Calif Med     Country:  Not Available    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  258-60     Citation Subset:  OM    
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Pregnancy Complications*

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