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Magnetic resonance imaging as a diagnostic tool in pregnancy with appendiceal abscess.
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PMID:  17698435     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abdominal pain presenting itself during pregnancy may be multifactorial, requiring immediate attention and care. In cases of intractable pain without obstetrical condition, surgical abdominal exploration is widely advised. However, we present a case where a 30-year-old, gravida 1, para 0, female complained of persistent right abdominal pain during her 25th week of pregnancy. Ultrasound revealed a right upper quadrant cystic mass and magnetic resonance imaging was arranged with compatible findings. Final impression of appendiceal abscess was determined. Broad-spectrum antibiotics were administered and the patient was discharged in stable condition after 10 days of conservative treatment. She delivered a healthy baby boy at her 40th week of gestation uneventfully.
Ming-Jie Yang; Jen-Yu Tseng; Wei-Lun Hsu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA     Volume:  70     ISSN:  1726-4901     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chin Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-16     Completed Date:  2007-10-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101174817     Medline TA:  J Chin Med Assoc     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / diagnosis*
Acute Disease
Appendicitis / diagnosis*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis*

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