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Revista del Nacional (Itauguá)

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ACOSTA OLMEDO1, Mario  and  SEGOVIA2, María Raquel. Surgical pathologies in pregnancy. Rev. Nac. (Itauguá) [online]. 2016, vol.8, n.1, pp.3-9. ISSN 2072-8174.

Introduction: One in 50 women during pregnancy will potentially present surgical abdominal pain and one of every 600 pregnant women will require nonobstetric abdominal surgery during pregnancy. To determine the frequency and types of surgical pathologies during pregnancy in patients hospitalized in the HNI from 2010 to 2014. Methodology: observational, descriptive, retrospective study population crosscut: population studied pregnant and / or postpartum women treated at the National Hospital with a diagnosis of surgical pathologies during the years 2010-2014, no probabilistic sampling according to criteria. Results: 76 (0.5%) with surgical pathologies, median age were found: 27 ± 6.2 years, Cholelithiasis and acute appendicitis were the most frequent. Median gestational age was 28 ± 9.4 weeks. The complication were acute abdominal patology and acute pancreatitis, requiring surgery 39 (51.3%) patients. Conclusions: The frequency of surgical pathologies were less than 1%, biliary and appendicular pathology were the most frequent.

Keywords : appendicitis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, acute necrotizing pancreatitis, pregnancy..

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