Physiologic changes in pregnancy: surgical implications.

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Pediatrics; Obstetrics & Gynecology
Creator Varner, Michael W.
Other Author Martin, Carolyn
Title Physiologic changes in pregnancy: surgical implications.
Date 1994-06
Description Pregnancy has measurable effects on essentially every organ system in a woman's body. An understanding of these changes is vital for determining what is normal or abnormal in a pregnant woman. These changes frequently alter symptoms and signs of surgical diseases during pregnancy. In addition, many surgical diseases, as well as their therapies, have multisystemic effects. It therefore is mandatory to appreciate the physiologic changes that occur in a normal pregnancy to avoid incorrect diagnoses and treatment. These physiologic changes are complex and not always well understood. This article will review these changes, concentrating on an organ-system format, with particular emphasis on manifestations that might be confuses with surgical diseases or that have implication for treatment.
Type Text
Publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Volume 37
Issue 2
First Page 241
Last Page 255
Subject Pregnancy; Physiologic Changes; Surgical Implications
Subject MESH Pregnancy; Surgery
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Martin C, Varner MW. Physiologic changes in pregnancy: surgical implications. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 1994 Jun;37(2):241-55. Retrieved on June 20, 2007 from
Rights Management Copyright © Wolters Kluwer, Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, 37, 241-55, 1994
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Date Modified 2012-06-13
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