Cerebellar hemangioblastoma complicating pregnancy: A case report

L. Nathan, Andrew Satin, D. M. Twickler

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cerebellar hemangioblastomas are unusual benign neoplasms that may go undetected for years. When associated with pregnancy, however, these tumors may undergo rapid expansion and promote progression of symptomatology. CASE: A 28-year-old woman with ataxia and left-sided weakness was diagnosed with cerebellar hemangioblastoma in the second trimester of pregnancy following repeated hospital admissions for nausea and vomiting. Surgical removal was uneventful, and she delivered vaginally at term. CONCLUSION: Cerebellar hemangioblastomas, although rare, should be considered in the differential diagnosis of persistent nausea and vomiting when accompanied by an abnormal neurologic examination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)662-664
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume40
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • cerebellar neoplasms
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • pregnancy complications, neoplastic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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