Paper Title: Case Report on the Outcome of a Pregnant Woman with Pontine Glioma

Authors: John C.O., Woruka A.P., Iroegbu-Emeruem L.

Abstract/Summary:

Pontine glioma in pregnancy is a rare disease condition with a remarkably high incidence of maternal mortality. Most women present late in pregnancy because the early symptoms of this condition mimic symptoms of pregnancy-related illnesses. The index case presented late as she was initially managed at a primary health center for inability to walk. At the time the diagnosis, the tumour was already at an advanced stage and her clinical condition had deteriorated. She had an emergency caesarean section with the delivery of a live baby. However, she died before she could commence chemotherapy.

Publication Date:
2020-12-31

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