Failure to diagnose abdominal pregnancies can have disastrous morbidity/mortality consequences for mother and fetus.
To make the diagnosis of abdominal pregnancy requires that the physician have a high index of suspicion and that he or she have a good understanding of the risk factors of abdominal pregnancy.
This article presents data suggesting that maternal cocaine use is a risk factor for abdominal pregnancy, reviews the literature on the maternal/fetal effects of maternal cocaine use and the risk factors of abdominal pregnancy, and analyzes 55 cases of abdominal pregnancy.
Maternal cocaine use correlated with a 20% rate of increase in the incidence of abdominal pregnancy compared with the 70% rate of decrease in the « before cocaine » time period.
Recommendations are offered for management.
Mots-clés Pascal : Gestation, Abdomen pathologie, Association, Cocaïne, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Recommandation, Femelle, Homme, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Toxicologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pregnancy, Abdominal disease, Association, Cocaine, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Recommendation, Female, Human, Female genital diseases, Toxicology
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Cote : 98-0281254
Code Inist : 002B20F02. Création : 27/11/1998.