BACKGROUND: Review of our cases of appendicitis with pregnancy. METHODS: Between june 1990 and may 2001, eighteen cases were investigated, retrospectively. RESULTS: Six patients were in first trimester, 10 in second trimester and 2 in third trimester. Mean age was 25. Sixteen cases (88.9%) were acute appendicitis and 2 cases (11.1%) were perforated appendicitis. The time interval between the onset of complaints and operation was 1.6 days. There were no fetal or maternal mortality. One of perforated appendicitis developed wound infection and two developed atelectasis. CONCLUSION: Early laparotomy in appendicitis with pregnancy will reduce the fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality.
|Translated title of the contribution||Acute appendicitis in pregnancy|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Ulusal Travma ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine