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Caesarean section in previously untreated acute promyelocytic leukaemia. Report of two patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10817877     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL) is characterised by a life-threatening hemorrhagic diathesis which is attributed to a DIC-like coagulopathy. This report describes the problems of childbirth in two patients with untreated APL. It is concluded that caesarean section can be performed without major complications. A prerequisite is an active treatment of the coagulopathy and a close collaboration between the obstetrician and the haematologist.
F Celsing; G Ekman; L Granström; H Johnsson; M Björkholm
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-08     Completed Date:  2000-08-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Hospital and Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Cesarean Section*
Combined Modality Therapy
Leukemia, Promyelocytic, Acute / complications,  therapy*
Patient Care Team
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / therapy*
Stem Cell Transplantation
Transplantation, Autologous
Tretinoin / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antineoplastic Agents; 302-79-4/Tretinoin

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