A Narrative Review on Acute Cholecystitis in Pregnancy: Current Update on Management

Kumar Hari Rajah *

Taylors University School of Medicine and Health Science, 47500 Selangor, Malaysia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Acute cholecystitis in pregnancy is one of the common non obstetric causes for acute abdominal pain. The management can be divided into conservative treatment and surgical treatment. Conservative treatment involves the use of intravenous fluids and antibiotics, but patients are prone for developing recurrence of symptoms. Surgical treatment involves performing a cholecystectomy either as an open or laparoscopic method. As there is no consensus on the management of acute cholecystitis in pregnancy, we have conducted this review article to look at the role of conservative treatment, the role of laparoscopic cholecystectomy and when is the best time to perform this surgery. The role of percutaneous cholecystostomy is also mentioned in this review.

Keywords: Acute cholecystitis in pregnancy, gallstone disease in pregnancy, conservative treatment of acute cholecystitis in pregnancy, laparoscopic cholecystectomy in pregnancy, cholecystectomy in pregnancy


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Rajah, Kumar Hari. 2024. “A Narrative Review on Acute Cholecystitis in Pregnancy: Current Update on Management”. Asian Journal of Medicine and Health 22 (7):20-26. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajmah/2024/v22i71041.

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