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Surgery pp 729-736 | Cite as

Surgical Care of the Pregnant Patient

  • Erika J. Lu
  • Myriam J. Curet

Abstract

One of the greatest challenges that confront the surgeon is the care of the pregnant patient. Outcomes of disease management affect two patients, both the mother and the fetus. In addition, physiological changes during pregnancy alter classic complaints, presentations, and treatments. Abdominal emergencies in the gravid woman are frequently difficult to diagnose, and management of cases that are straightforward in the nonpregnant patient become complicated in the pregnant state.

Keywords

Laparoscopic Surgery Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Acute Cholecystitis Pregnant Patient Laparoscopic Appendectomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erika J. Lu
    • 1
  • Myriam J. Curet
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryStanford University Medical CenterStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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