Perforated appendicitis in pregnancy: case report


Authors: Renáta Hlistová
Authors‘ workplace: Gynekologicko-porodní oddělení, Nemocnice ve Frýdku-Místku p. o.
Published in: Prakt Gyn 2015; 19(2): 107-110
Category: Gynecology and Obstetrics: Case Report

Overview

Objective:
To draw attention to the issue of appendicitis in pregnancy.

Design:
Case report.

Case report:
We present a case study in the form of a case of occurrence of appendicitis with peritonitis in 27 weeks pregnancy. And describes the birth and childbed, which is complicated by infectious complications.

Conslusion:
Appendicitis in pregnancy is associated with increased maternal and fetal morbidity and even more in case of peritonitis. Delay surgical intervention correlates with increased risk of perforation, which contributes to the increase of other complications, including premature birth, abortion and maternal complications. Prompt diagnosis and early surgery can reduce maternal and fetal morbidity.

Keywords:
appendicitis in pregnancy – perforation – preterm labor


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Labels
Paediatric gynaecology Gynaecology and obstetrics Reproduction medicine

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