LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY DURING PREGNANCY
Summary. With the development of laparoscopic surgery, number of contraindications has become less and less. At the beginning of laparoscopic surgery pregnancy was considered an absolute contraindication to laparoscopic surgery, because of unknown influence of CO2-pneumoperitoneum on fetus. Over the past few years, in literature there have been several case reports of successful laparoscopic surgery in pregnancy. Since 1992 when the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy was done at the University Department of Surgery of Sveti Duh General Hospital in Zagreb, three pregnant women were managed successfully laparo- scopically. Two laparoscopic cholecystectomies, and one laparoscopic appendectomy during pregnancy, were performed. Results: In all three patients, there were no complications during and after surgery. Pregnancies were completed at term spontaneously, delivering healthy children.