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Laparoscopy during pregnancy. A survey of laparoendoscopic surgeons.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9018643     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to survey the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) for their experience with laparoscopy during pregnancy and to develop a database on the safety and complications of laparoscopy in pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: A survey questionnaire was mailed to 16,329 laparoscopic surgeons from the SLS mailing database. Seven questions were asked: number of laparoscopic procedures in pregnancy, type of operation, gestational age, intraoperative and postoperative complications, insufflation agent and insufflation pressure. Only surgeons who had performed laparoscopic procedures in pregnancy were asked to return surveys. RESULTS: One hundred ninety-two (1.2%) surveys were returned. Complete information was available on 413 laparoscopic cases. There were five intraoperative complications, including inadvertent placement of a Veress needle into a pregnant uterus. There were 10 postoperative complications. CONCLUSION: This is the first report to specifically address the safety and complications of laparoscopy in pregnancy. This study suggests that laparoscopy may be safe during pregnancy; however, it was limited by the biases of surveys and retrospective studies.
Authors:
M B Reedy; H L Galan; W E Richards; C K Preece; P A Wetter; T J Kuehl
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  1997 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-02     Completed Date:  1997-05-02     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Scott & White Clinic, Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center, College Station 77840, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Databases, Factual
Female
General Surgery
Humans
Laparoscopy / adverse effects*,  statistics & numerical data
Postoperative Period
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications / surgery*
Questionnaires
Safety
Treatment Outcome

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