Headache in pregnancy-a diagnostic dilemma: an unusual case of advanced glioblastoma multiforme in pregnancy: a case report and review of literature

Authors

  • Sunanda N. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysore, Karnataka, India
  • Mythreyi K. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysore, Karnataka, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20223517

Keywords:

Pregnancy, Headache, Brain neoplasms, Gliobalstoma multiforme

Abstract

This was a case report of a twenty year old patient with a obstetric score of G2P1L1 with 28 weeks of gestation presented with persistent intractable headache leading to a diagnostic conundrum. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed an advanced glioma in the right frontal lobe with a mass effect and a midline shift for which emergency surgical resection was sorted followed by chemoradiation which eventually lead to a satisfactory obstetric and perinatal outcome.

Glioblastoma multiforme is a rare diagnosis during pregnancy which carries unique challenges to the mother, foetus and the health care providers. A combined effort from a multidisciplinary team is the key for a successful outcome.

Author Biography

Sunanda N., Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Associate professor,  Dept. Of obstetrics and gynecology

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Published

2022-12-28

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Case Reports