The Pregnant Surgical Patient

  • Beth G. Lewis
  • Michael P. Carson


The incidence of non-obstetric surgery in pregnant patients is 0.2–1.0%.1 The most common surgeries are appendectomy (1/2,000 pregnancies)2 and cholecystectomy (1–6/10,000 pregnancies).


Fetal Heart Rate Fetal Outcome Left Lateral Decubitus Position Gravid Uterus Fetal Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Saint Peters University Hospital, Drexel University Medical SchoolNew BrunswickUSA

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