Chapter 55. Acute Abdominal Pain Resulting from Non-Obstetric Causes

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. Sara Sukalich MD and
  2. Fred M. Howard MD

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch55

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Sukalich, S. and Howard, F. M. (2005) Acute Abdominal Pain Resulting from Non-Obstetric Causes, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch55

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 668, Rochester, NY 14642, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • acute abdominal pain resulting from non-obstetric causes;
  • acute abdominal pain in pregnancy - obstetric and non-obstetric causes;
  • characteristic of appendicitis - pain followed by nausea and emesis;
  • fetus assessment - non-stress test (NST);
  • laboratory and imaging evaluation;
  • imaging - Magnetic resonance (MR) and ultrasound scans;
  • ovarian cysts and adnexal torsion;
  • cholelithiasis and cholecystitis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathophysiology

  • Diagnosis

  • Treatment

  • Conclusions

  • Suggested Reading