Glioblastoma multiforme in pregnancy

Andrew P. Mackenzie, Gary Levine, David Garry, Reinaldo Figueroa

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Abstract

Brain tumors in pregnancy are uncommon occurrences. A 48-year-old female at 36 2/7 weeks of gestation presented with right-sided weakness and parasthesias, a facial droop, and an unsteady gait. Brain imaging studies revealed a left-sided parietal lesion impinging upon the lateral ventricle. She underwent a cesarean delivery and then a craniotomy with resection of a glioblastoma multiforme two days later. Despite treatment with radiation and chemotherapy, she died nine months later. Glioblastoma multiforme is a rare diagnosis during pregnancy which may present as a neurologic emergency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-83
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

Keywords

  • Brain tumors
  • Glioblastoma multiforme
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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