Surgery during pregnancy always has an emotional touch because it entails the obvious added risk of morbidity for two — mother and fetus. Laparoscopic surgery in pregnancy is a technically challenging procedure because of the limitations of positioning, low intra-abdominal pressure and hindrance due to the uterus enlargement in later pregnancy; many surgeons are therefore reluctant to perform such surgery. In Reddick and Olson’s original article. , pregnancy was stated to be a contraindication to laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
KeywordsLaparoscopic Surgery Acute Pancreatitis Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Bile Duct Stone Cervical Length
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