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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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LAFFITA LABANINO, Wilson  and  JIMENEZ REYES, William. Acute appendicitis during pregnancy. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2011, vol.37, n.2, pp.223-234. ISSN 0138-600X.

Acute appendicitis is the more frequent non-obstetric surgical emergency in pregnant, due to anatomical-physiological changes produced during pregnancy. Sometimes, there area difficulties to make an appropriate clinical diagnosis because of the previous presence of gravid uterus and it may to provoke severe consequences for mother and fetus. An updated review of this subject is carried out emphasizing in its clinical diagnosis and surgical treatment. Acute appendicitis in pregnancy is present with varied frequency depending on geographical and maybe dietetic factors, is severe for mother and for the fetus when it is not early diagnosed, it is possible to use the video-laparoscopy for diagnosis and surgical treatment.

Keywords : Appendicitis; pregnancy; etiology; gestation; appendicitis; surgery.

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