Open Access Case Report

Purulent Appendicular Peritonitis in Pregnancy: Management and Pregnancy Outcome

Piazze Juan1,4*, Donfrancesco Cristina1,2, Testani Costantino1 and Rea Silvio3,4

1Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, SS. Trinity Hospital, Italy

2Department of Experimental Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

3Oncological Surgery, University of L’Aquila, Italy

4Carlo Ferri Foundation, Monterotondo, Italy

Corresponding Author

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

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