DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20211831

Acute gangrenous appendicitis and acute gangrenous cholecystitis in a pregnant patient, a difficult diagnosis: a case report

David Lew, Jane Tian, Martine A. Louis, Darshak Shah

Abstract


Abdominal pain is a common complaint in pregnancy, especially given the physiological and anatomical changes that occur as the pregnancy progresses. The diagnosis and treatment of common surgical pathologies can therefore be difficult and limited by the special considerations for the fetus. While uncommon in the general population, concurrent or subsequent disease processes should be considered in the pregnant patient. We present the case of a 36 year old, 13 weeks pregnant female who presented with both acute appendicitis and acute cholecystitis.


Keywords


Appendicitis, Cholecystitis, Pregnancy, Pregnant

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