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CASE REPORT
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-47

Simultaneous acute appendicitis and ectopic pregnancy


Department of General Surgery, UH Hassan II, Fez, Morocco

Correspondence Address:
Amal Ankouz
Department of General Surgery, UH Hassan II, Fez
Morocco
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2700.44683

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The acute abdomen in pregnancy is a surgical emergency. Ectopic pregnancy and appendicitis are two causes of acute abdomen in pregnancy. Difficulties in correctly identifying the cause of the pain can be hazardous to the patient and care needs to be taken in obtaining a prompt and accurate diagnosis enabling the most appropriate management. The case presented here underlies the pathogenesis of the simultaneous existence of these two conditions in a patient.


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