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Acta Médica Costarricense

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CENTENO RODRIGUEZ, Madelein; PEREZ BALTODANO, Allan; MONTERA CARVAJAL, Royner  and  VINDAS MONTERO, ManueI. Lesiones abdominales por arma de fuego en el embarazo. Reporte de un caso. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2004, vol.46, n.3, pp.152-155. ISSN 0001-6002.

Gunshot wounds have become a very important cause of morbidity and mortality in our society, and pregnant patients have not been the exception. In this paper, a case of an abdominal gunshot wound in a pregnant patient is presented. The proper management of the mother and of the fetus is discussed, with special interest over the indications of laparotomy and emergency c-section. Finally, a management protocol is proposed based on the literature.

Keywords : trauma penetrante; embarazo; lesiones uterinas; mortalidad fetal.

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