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Convulsion in a Pregnant Woman 

Convulsion in a Pregnant Woman
Convulsion in a Pregnant Woman

Eudocia Q. Lee

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date: 27 January 2022

The management and treatment of brain tumors is the same regardless of patient gender, except when considering fertility and pregnancy. Fortunately, brain tumors are rare during pregnancy. Because the lives of the mother and the fetus may be at risk, the care of pregnant women with brain tumors has ethical implications and requires a multidisciplinary approach involving obstetrics, maternal-fetal medicine, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, neurology, medical oncology, and radiation oncology. Chemotherapy and radiation are generally considered incompatible with normal fetal development. Only a few chemotherapeutic drugs have been tested in pregnancy, and therefore most are considered contraindicated during pregnancy. Radiation can have long-term implications for the fetus, including increased risks of cancer and mental retardation. This chapter will review the management of low-grade gliomas in pregnancy.

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