Cerebellopontine Angle Chondroid Meningioma Apoplexy Complicating a Third Trimester Pregnancy: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Mark Rivkin, Alexandra Toms, Oleg Bronov, Michel Lacroix, Hope Hueizhi Wu, Steven A Toms

Abstract


We review a case of tumor apoplexy complicating third trimester pregnancy in order to highlight management of a rare complication of meningiomas during pregnancy. This case illustration along with a review of literature is presented for recognition of this unusual case. Although intratumoral hemorrhage in meningioma is not uncommon, life threatening apoplexy can occur during periods of rapid tumor growth, such as during pregnancy. Prompt recognition and obstetrical and neurosurgical coordination are required to achieve excellent outcomes for both patient and child.




doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4021/jcgo138w

Keywords


Apoplexy; Brain tumor; Intracranial hemorrhage; Intratumor hemorrhage

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