TITLE

What Is the Best Incision for Appendectomy in Pregnancy?

AUTHOR(S)
Walling, Anne D.
PUB. DATE
May 2002
SOURCE
American Family Physician;5/15/2002, Vol. 65 Issue 10, p2132
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents information on a study by C.A. Popkin and others of appendectomies in pregnant patients over a five-year period at a university teaching hospital to compare results of different surgical approaches. Description of the study and its results; Conclusion that McBurney's point provides effective access for appendectomy throughout pregnancy, even during the third trimester.
ACCESSION #
12737673

 

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