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 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Glioblastoma
Pregnancy
Neurologic Gait Disorders
Craniotomy
Lateral Ventricles
Neuroimaging
Brain Neoplasms
Nervous System
Emergencies
Radiation
Drug Therapy
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Brain tumors
  • Glioblastoma multiforme
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Glioblastoma multiforme in pregnancy. / Mackenzie, Andrew P.; Levine, Gary; Garry, David; Figueroa, Reinaldo.

In: Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, Vol. 17, No. 1, 01.2005, p. 81-83.

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Mackenzie, AP, Levine, G, Garry, D & Figueroa, R 2005, 'Glioblastoma multiforme in pregnancy', Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 81-83. https://doi.org/10.1080/14767050400028709
Mackenzie, Andrew P. ; Levine, Gary ; Garry, David ; Figueroa, Reinaldo. / Glioblastoma multiforme in pregnancy. In: Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. 2005 ; Vol. 17, No. 1. pp. 81-83.
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