Published in Women's Health Law Weekly, January 20th, 2008
"General anesthesia is considered safe in pregnancy. Intraoperative monitoring and tocolytics should be individualized. Laparoscopic surgery should be performed in the second trimester when possible and appears as safe as laparotomy If indicated, diagnostic imaging should not be withheld from the pregnant patient. Appendectomy and cholecystectomy appear to be safe in pregnancy. The reported incidence of adnexal masses and fibroids...
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