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Metastatic unknown primary tumour presenting in pregnancy: a rarity posing an ethical dilemma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17664298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This brief report raises the ethical dilemma encountered by an obstetrician involved in the care of a pregnant woman with life-threatening disease. This is a particularly difficult issue if the maternal well-being is in conflict with the survival of the unborn child.
Shalini Patni; John Wagstaff; Nasima Tofazzal; Myriam Bonduelle; Marsham Moselhi; Euan Kevelighan; Steve Edwards
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical ethics     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0306-6800     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Ethics     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-31     Completed Date:  2008-01-07     Revised Date:  2010-09-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513619     Medline TA:  J Med Ethics     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  442-3     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
University Hospital of Wales, 33 Marshfield Road, Castleton, Cardiff, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / secondary*
Cesarean Section
Fatal Outcome
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Infant, Newborn
Lymphatic Metastasis
Maternal-Fetal Relations / psychology
Neoplasms, Unknown Primary / therapy*
Physician-Patient Relations / ethics
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / psychology*,  therapy
Pregnant Women / psychology
Prenatal Care / ethics*
Risk Factors
Treatment Refusal / ethics*,  psychology

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