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Low back pain in a pregnant woman.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15478680     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Low back pain is very common and often considered a part of normal pregnancy. Because the pain is always attributed to pregnancy, referral to a specialist is often delayed. We describe a young woman who developed low back pain and signs of progressive spinal cord compression at 33 weeks' gestation of her second pregnancy. Magnetic resonance imaging of the thoracic spine showed a collapsed T11 vertebral body and a large paraspinal and intraspinal tumor compressing on the spinal cord from the right. Emergent surgical decompression and removal of the tumor mass was done. Pathological examination revealed metastatic adenocarcinoma and subsequently, a palpable nodule was found in the left breast, which, on biopsy, proved to be an invasive lobular carcinoma.
Hsiang-Pin Hsieh; Helen L Po; I-Hung Hseuh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurologica Taiwanica     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1028-768X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurol Taiwan     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-13     Completed Date:  2004-12-30     Revised Date:  2008-05-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815355     Medline TA:  Acta Neurol Taiwan     Country:  China (Republic: 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  84-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Neoplasms / pathology*
Carcinoma, Lobular / secondary*
Diagnosis, Differential
Low Back Pain / etiology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / pathology*,  physiopathology
Spinal Cord Compression / etiology
Spinal Neoplasms / complications*,  pathology,  secondary*

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