|Authors||Melnick DM, Wahl WL, Dalton VK|
|Journal||Am. J. Surg. Volume: 187 Issue: 2 Pages: 170-80|
|Publish Date||2004 Feb|
General surgeons are frequently consulted for nonobstetrical surgical problems in pregnant women, as up to 2% of pregnancies are complicated by such problems. Concerns over the increased morbidity for both the pregnant patient and the fetus are unique to this population.A review of the English language literature surrounding nonobstetrical surgical issues was collected through a Medline search and review of relevant society and academy papers.This manuscript offers a review of current information regarding aspects of surgical care in the pregnant patient. Areas discussed include anesthesiology, radiology, laparoscopy, and specific common and uncommon surgical diseases found in the pregnant patient.