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The effect of nonobstetric operation during pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8211581     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The clinical course and pregnancy outcome of all patients undergoing extensive nonobstetric operation during pregnancy during a ten-year period was reviewed. During this time, there were 49,567 births and 78 women had nonobstetric operation; an incidence of one in 635. The most common indications for surgical treatment were appendicitis, adnexal mass and cholecystitis. The perinatal mortality rate was not increased in women undergoing nonobstetric operation, provided that fetal viability was established preoperatively. In this series, there was no measurable benefit from the use of perioperative prophylactic tocolytic agents. However, nonobstetric operation was associated with an increased risk of preterm labor. Postoperatively, patients should be monitored for contractions and treated with tocolytic agents when appropriate.
B Kort; V L Katz; W J Watson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics     Volume:  177     ISSN:  0039-6087     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Gynecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1993 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-11-10     Completed Date:  1993-11-10     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0101370     Medline TA:  Surg Gynecol Obstet     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  371-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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MeSH Terms
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Obstetric Labor, Premature / epidemiology*
Pregnancy Complications / surgery*
Pregnancy Outcome / epidemiology*
Risk Factors
Surgical Procedures, Operative*
Tocolytic Agents / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Tocolytic Agents

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