It is often that the acute care surgeon will be called on to evaluate the pregnant patient with abdominal pain. Most of the diagnostic and management decisions regarding pregnant patients will follow the usual tenets of surgery; however, there are important differences in the pregnant patient to be aware of to avoid pitfalls which can lead to complications for both mother and fetus. This review hopes to describe the most common emergencies facing the surgeon caring for the pregnant patient and the latest management options.
Skubic JJ, Salim AEmergency general surgery in pregnancyTrauma Surgery & Acute Care Open 2017;2:e000125. doi: 10.1136/tsaco-2017-000125
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