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Laparoscopic surgery in pregnancy: report on two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7548997     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) and laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) are well-established surgical procedures. Although pregnancy initially was considered a contraindication to laparoscopic surgical procedures, successful reports of LC and LA during pregnancy have appeared in the surgical literature. Two cases are presented in this report, one LC and one LA, both in second-trimester pregnancies. Both pregnancies contained undisturbed and ended with spontaneous vaginal delivery of healthy infants. Laparoscopic surgery in pregnant patients is feasible and provides a reasonable alternative to the standard surgical approach.
C G Posta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of laparoendoscopic surgery     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1052-3901     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laparoendosc Surg     Publication Date:  1995 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-10-30     Completed Date:  1995-10-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9109598     Medline TA:  J Laparoendosc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
General Surgery Service, United States Air Force Hospital, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Appendectomy / methods*
Appendicitis / surgery*
Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic* / contraindications
Cholelithiasis / surgery*
Laparoscopy* / contraindications
Pneumoperitoneum, Artificial
Pregnancy Complications / surgery*

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