Author(s): Melnick DM, Wahl WL, Dalton VK
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Abstract BACKGROUND: General surgeons are frequently consulted for nonobstetrical surgical problems in pregnant women, as up to 2\% of pregnancies are complicated by such problems. Concerns over the increased morbidity for both the pregnant patient and the fetus are unique to this population. DATA SOURCES: A review of the English language literature surrounding nonobstetrical surgical issues was collected through a Medline search and review of relevant society and academy papers. CONCLUSIONS: This manuscript offers a review of current information regarding aspects of surgical care in the pregnant patient. Areas discussed include anesthesiology, radiology, laparoscopy, and specific common and uncommon surgical diseases found in the pregnant patient.
This article was published in Am J Surg
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