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Laparoscopy in pregnancy: a literature review.
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PMID:  20393409     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The first laparoscopic surgery in pregnancy was a cholecystectomy in 1991. Since that time, a number of articles and case series have been published addressing laparoscopy in pregnancy. Current recommendations are on the basis of these findings, such as operating during any trimester in pregnancy can be safely performed, fetal heart monitoring should be made preoperatively and postoperatively, prophylactic tocolytics should not be used, and multiple entry techniques (Veress needle, Hasson trocar, or optical trocar) can be safely performed. This article will review anesthesia, fetal effects, obesity, complications, adnexal masses, and gastrointestinal issues.
Lubna Chohan; Charlie C Kilpatrick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1532-5520     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-15     Completed Date:  2010-07-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0070014     Medline TA:  Clin Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  557-69     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, The University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Vessels / injuries
Fetal Monitoring
Fetus / physiology
Gallbladder Diseases / surgery
Gastrointestinal Diseases / etiology,  surgery
Genital Diseases, Female / surgery
Laparoscopy* / adverse effects,  methods
Obesity / complications
Pregnancy* / physiology
Pregnancy Outcome
Urinary Bladder / injuries

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