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RevistaGinecologia8(28)26-28(2020)
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Pregnancy-related cervical spinal cord tumor

O. Bodean, M. Moarcăş, D. Voicu, O. Munteanu, L. Arsene, F. Păuleţ, M. Cîrstoiu


Rezumat: Spinal cord tumors are rare in pregnancy, but when extensive, they can cause serious problems because of their rapidly progressive neurological involvement due to compression. Schwann cell tumors are the most common benign peripheral sheath nerve tumors. They may affect both sexes. Although they are slow-growing masses, the hormonal, biochemical and hemodynamic changes of pregnancy can trigger an accelerated growth of these tumors, with severe consequences for both mother and fetus. We report the case of a 24-year-old woman who presented at 34 weeks of gestation with a rapidly progressive pyramidal syndrome with paresis of arms and legs. The MRI exam revealed an extensive cervical spinal cord schwannoma with cord compression for which the patient required both obstetrical and neurosurgical interventions.
Cuvinte cheie: spinal cord tumors, pregnancy, schwannoma.

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