Primary microcephaly in two children born to mothers with complicated appendicitis or late appendectomy during pregnancy

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The possible association between maternal appendicitis/ appendectomy during pregnancy and congenital abnormalities in the offspring was studied. CASES: Two cases with primary microcephaly were born to mothers who had complicated appendicitis owing to the delay of appendectomy resulting in abscess/ peritonitis associated with septicemia and fever in the second trimester of pregnancy. CONCLUSIONS: Delay in surgical intervention of appendicitis in pregnancy can result in maternal morbidity that may be associated with primary microcephaly in the offspring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-656
Number of pages2
JournalBirth Defects Research Part A - Clinical and Molecular Teratology
Volume85
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2009

Keywords

  • Appendectomy
  • Appendicitis
  • Microcephaly
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Embryology
  • Developmental Biology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Primary microcephaly in two children born to mothers with complicated appendicitis or late appendectomy during pregnancy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this