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Appendicitis during pregnancy.
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PMID:  2637059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty-four pregnant women with acute appendicitis received exploratory laparotomy during an 8-year period. Abdominal pain accompanied with nausea and vomiting were the most common symptoms. Abdominal tenderness and rebounding pain were the most reliable physical signs. Leukocytosis with WBC count greater than 15,000/cu mm and granulocytes greater than 87% and prolonged symptomatic duration were indications that appendiceal perforation might have occurred. A McBurney's incision and spinal anesthesia were preferred for appendectomy during pregnancy. In cases of uncomplicated appendicitis, tocolytic agents and antibiotics were not routinely used. Premature labor occurred in 21% of patients during postoperative period.
C C Liang; T T Hsieh; S D Chang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Changgeng yi xue za zhi / Changgeng ji nian yi yuan = Chang Gung medical journal / Chang Gung Memorial Hospital     Volume:  12     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  Changgeng Yi Xue Za Zhi     Publication Date:  1989 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-07-17     Completed Date:  1990-07-17     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9809559     Medline TA:  Changgeng Yi Xue Za Zhi     Country:  TAIWAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  208-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Appendectomy / adverse effects
Appendicitis / surgery*
Obstetric Labor, Premature / etiology
Pregnancy Complications / surgery*
Pregnancy Outcome
Retrospective Studies

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