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Appendicitis in pregnancy: case report in a navy medical center of Mexico City


International Journal of Pregnancy & Child Birth
Erika Valencia Mejía, Rodríguez Cesar

Abstract

Acute appendicitis represents the most common non-obstetric surgical emergency during pregnancy, the most important clinical feature is abdominal pain in the right lower quadrant. Imaging studies can be used for diagnosis, where ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging are mostly recommended. Timely diagnosis can prevent complications including fetal loss and preterm delivery. The case report orients the surgeon and obstetrician to make decisions in patients with this pathology.  

Keywords

appendicitis, pregnancy, appendectomy

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