Damage Control Laparotomy with Appendectomy and Cesarean Section in the Setting of Perforated Appendicitis

Hossam Abdou, Hossam Abdou, Jose J Diaz, Lindsay B O'Meara
2020 Surgical Case Reports  
Appendicitis is the most common general surgery problem in pregnant patients, but patients can present with vague symptoms making diagnosis difficult. Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis can lead to complications such as perforation, which can result in dire outcomes, including fetal and maternal demise. A high level of clinical suspicion should be maintained to identify the diagnosis and progress to operative intervention quickly. Here we present a case highlighting prompt recognition of
more » ... cognition of perforated appendicitis leading to fetal and maternal distress with emergent operative intervention leading to good outcomes for both mother and baby.
doi:10.31487/j.scr.2020.06.21 fatcat:3eys7mlepjflxjpgis5lf5znya