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Bending the rule... A case of kyphoscoliosis in pregnancy.

Author

Nephtali M. Gorgonio,
Kristine C. Tangco

Related Institution

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Cardinal Santos Medical Center

Publication Information

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Case report
Title
Philippine Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Frequency
Quarterly
Publication Date
January-March 2006
Volume
30
Issue
1
Page(s)
30-37

Abstract

This paper documents a 32 year old primigravid on her 35 weeks and 5 days age of gestation with severe kyphoscoliosis. Such a deformity developed after the patient contacted poliomyelitis at the age of 11/2 years. Her pregnancy was terminated via a classical cesarean section under general anesthesia due to the respiratory problem that developed.The patient delivered a live baby girl and was eventually diagnosed to have transient tachypnea of the newborn with bilateral pneumonia and was intubated for one day. Following delivery, the mother no longer had respiratory problems. Both the mother and the baby were discharged in good condition. Kyphoscoliosis in pregnancy is uncommon. This case presents the medical and obstetrical problems encountered. Management encompasses the medical, obstetric and anesthetic aspects of the case. With close monitoring of maternal and fetal status, pregnancy in a patient with kyphoscoliosis can be successful with a multidisciplinary care approach. (Author)

Physical Location

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Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Library Box No. 52 Fulltext Print Format

 
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