Cholecystitis in Pregnancy

Brian M. Casey, Susan M. Cox

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Abstract

Biliary tract disease is a relatively uncommon, heterogenous disease in pregnancy. Specifically, acute cholecystitis can be especially difficult to recognize in pregnancy. However, once diagnosed, the initial management plan should be conservative and include antibiotic therapy. Subsequent management depends on the gestational age at diagnosis. Surgical therapy, when indicated, should not be delayed and a planned intervention during the second trimester appears to offer a better outcome than surgery performed under emergent conditions. Infect. Dis. Obstet. Gynecol. 4:303-309, 1996.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-309
Number of pages7
JournalInfectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume4
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

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Keywords

  • Bacteroides species
  • Escherichia coli
  • biliary tract disease
  • cholelithiasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Infectious Diseases

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