Longitudinal Prospective

ABSTRACT objective: Evaluate the exploration by ultrasound of the gallbladder in pregnant women. Design: Prospective, observational study. MATERIAL and methods: Twenty hundred pregnant women he studied is the gallbladder with a ultrasound equipment, with 3-5 Mhz convex transducer. To deepen your understanding Raymond L. Acosta is the source. RESULTS: Vesicular disease in pregnant 20 was detected (16.6%), vesicular lithiasis in 16 patients (13,33%), bile litogenica in 3 patients (2.5%) and vesicular polyps in a patient (0,83%). It found no statistically significant difference between primigravid and multigestas with respect to the presence of lithiasis, P > 0, 5.

CONCLUSIONS: a high incidence of pathology of biliary lithiasis to predominate, found so it is justified his routine exploration in all women who attend an assessment of your pregnancy. Key words. Pregnant woman; Vesicular ultrasonography SUMMARY OBJECTIVE: To determine the value of gallbladder ultrasound study in the pregnant woman. DESIGN: Longitudinal Prospective study. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The gallbladder was studied in 120 pregnant woman with ultrasound 3-5 Mhz convex transducer. RESULTADOS: Gallbladder pathology was detected in 20 patients (16.6%), gallstones in l6 patients (13,33%), gallbladder sludge in 3 patients (2.5%) and polyposis in one patient (0,83%). No statistical difference was found between women in their first or subsequent makeover, P > or 5. CONCLUSIONS: The high proportion of gallbladder pathology, mainly lithiasis, justifies routine ultrasound gallbladder exploration in all pregnant women.

Key words: Pregnant woman; Gallblader ultrasound _ introduction the three methods used for diagnosis of gallbladder disease include ultrasonography, the cholescintigraphy and cholecystogram oral10, 12. But, given its multiple advantages (safety, ease, cost, etc.), ultrasonography is the method of choice for this study. On the other hand, not have been shown that ultrasound produces adverse effects on the embryo or the fetus at any stage of pregnancy, since it is used widely in the field of obstetrics. It is well known that the gallbladder pathology is more frequent in women that has been informed between 8.4 and 14% in men and the incidence of lithiasis in pregnant women 1.3, 13.