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Syringomyelia in pregnancy - is caesarean section the best option for delivery - a case report

Bilal, Hakim Gharib and Ramli, Roszaman and Abd. Wahab, Noraziana and Che Yaakob, Che Anuar and Abdullah, Jefri (2009) Syringomyelia in pregnancy - is caesarean section the best option for delivery - a case report. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 8 (1). pp. 39-40. ISSN 1823-4631

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Abstract

Syringomyelia is a rare neurological disease, which is characterized by the formation of a cyst in the spinal cord. The aetiology of the disease still remains controversial. The damage to the spinal cord results in headache, weakness, stiffness and numbness on both lower and upper limbs. Only few a cases of syringomyelia in pregnancy have been reported thus far. As such, there is no standard management of intrapartum care. We present a case of symptomatic syringomyelia in pregnancy, its management and literature review. The mode of delivery with risks for vaginal route is discussed.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5862/1122
Uncontrolled Keywords: Syringomyelia, Pregnancy, Caesarean Section
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Obstetric & Gynecology
Depositing User: Ms Zati Atiqah Mohamad Tanuri
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2011 11:22
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 13:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1122

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