Title

Dermatologic surgery and cosmetic procedures during pregnancy and the post-partum period

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology

Date

8-5-2013

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Anesthetics, Local; Antisepsis; *Dermatologic Surgical Procedures; Female; Humans; Patient Positioning; Postpartum Period; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Complications; Preoperative Care; Skin Neoplasms; Wound Healing

Disciplines

Dermatology | Maternal and Child Health | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases | Women's Health

Abstract

Dermatologic surgery is changed in the pregnant and postpartum patient. The physiologic changes associated with pregnancy require attention to the timing of surgery as well as the positioning and technique to maximize the outcome for the patient. The surgeon must also remember the risks to the fetus or nursing newborn in planning any surgical procedure. This is the one time when there is more than one patient in every procedure. This article will review the timing of surgery, tumors of pregnancy, surgical positioning, local anesthetics, surgical technique, and cosmetic procedures. This information should help provide a safe surgical procedure for the mother and the child.

Comments

Citation: Goldberg D, Maloney M. Dermatologic surgery and cosmetic procedures during pregnancy and the post-partum period. Dermatol Ther. 2013 Jul-Aug;26(4):321-30. doi: 10.1111/dth.12072. Link to article on publisher's site

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

Keywords

Atopic dermatitis, mastocytosis, psoriasis, urticaria