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Relapsing thymic carcinoma during pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1326220     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 23 year old woman, who was known to be in remission from thymic carcinoma, presented in her first trimester. She had previously been treated with radiation and chemotherapy. Her pregnancy was complicated by fever and contractions at 30 weeks and ended with the birth of a live preterm male infant. Subsequent investigation revealed a massive relapse of her mediastinal tumor. This case reinforces the devastating consequences that pregnancy has on thymic hyperplasia. Of nine previously reported cases, five of the women died either during pregnancy or within six months and only one was alive longer than five years. Therapeutic abortion should be considered in the pregnant woman with known thymic neoplasia.
D Peleg; A Zabari; E Shalev
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0001-6349     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  1992 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-09     Completed Date:  1992-10-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  398-400     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Central Emek Hospital, Afula, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma / radiography*
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / radiography*
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic*
Thymus Neoplasms / radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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