Journal Review in Emergency General Surgery: Cholecystitis in Pregnancy

EP. 389Jul. 26, 202138:01
Your patient is pregnant in her third trimester and she has acute cholecystitis...a relatively common but unnerving scenario.  What do you do?!  Do you operate?  Do you observe?  What about the baby?  Tune in and get the information you need to best care for this patient. 

Hosts: Drs. Graham Skelhorne-Gross, Ashlie Nadler and Jordan Nantais. 

Papers reviewed: 

1) Fong, Z. et. al. Cholecystectomy during the third trimester of pregnancy: proceed or delay? J Am Coll Surg. 2019. 228 (4): 494-502.

2) Hong. J. et. al. Considering delay of cholecystectomy in the third trimester of pregnancy. Surg Endosc. 2020. Online ahead of print.