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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina Humana

Print version ISSN 1814-5469On-line version ISSN 2308-0531


CVETKOVIC-VEGA, A  and  NIETO-GUTIERREZ, Wendy. Acute appendicitis in pregnant women: A case report. Rev. Fac. Med. Hum. [online]. 2020, vol.20, n.3, pp.521-524. ISSN 1814-5469.

Acute appendicitis is the most common pathology from acute abdomen during pregnancy, which has a difficult diagnosis because of the physiological changes during pregnancy which results in confusing clinical presentations. We reported the case of a multiparous woman of 27 years with 22 3/7 weeks diagnosed with acute appendicitis, undergoing surgery without complications and with a necrosed appendix that was evidenced through pathological examination. It is important to emphasis the role of the anamnesis with the physical examination guided by the physiological pregnancy changes related to the appendix. A timely diagnosis and treatment with an interdisciplinary approach would significantly reduce the maternal-fetal risks related to this pathology, the appendix removal and the continuation of the pregnancy.

Keywords : Pregnancy; Acute abdomen (source: MeSH NLM).

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