Purulent Appendicular Peritonitis in Pregnancy: Management and Pregnancy Outcome
Received Date: December 14, 2018; Published Date: January 25, 2019
Appendicitis represents the most common cause of acute abdomen in pregnancy, but diagnosis remains challenging.
Case presentation: A 40-years woman at 23 weeks of pregnancy with an under-head presentation of purulent peritonitis secondary to acute appendicitis, we present this case report in order to describe the uneventful maternal-neonatal outcome at term, despite the risky acute abdomen caused by a retrocecal appendicitis at mid pregnancy.
Keywords: Pregnancy, appendicitis, acute abdominal pain, peritonitis, cesarean section