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Turk J Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Jun;16(2):136-139. doi: 10.4274/tjod.galenos.2019.23080. Epub 2019 Jul 3.

Rupture of cerebral aneurysm during pregnancy: a case report.

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1
Bozok University Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Yozgat, Turkey.
2
Boğazlıyan State Hospital, Clinic of Obstetric and Gynecology Yozgat, Turkey.
3
Bozok University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Yozgat, Turkey.

Abstract

The most common cause of subarachnoid hemorrhage at the period of pregnancy and during puerperium is rupture of an intracranial aneurysm. It is five times more common in pregnant women than in non-pregnant women. This pathology is more common in primiparous women and in the third trimester of pregnancy. A 37-year-old woman who was admitted to the emergency department with sudden-onset headache and loss of consciousness was diagnosed with intracranial hemorrhage due to middle cerebral artery aneurysm rupture. The patient, who gave birth with emergency cesarean delivery, underwent surgery for subarachnoid hemorrhage. The case is presented here because of its rarity.

KEYWORDS:

Intracranial aneurysm; mortality; pregnancy; puerperium; subarachnoid hemorrhage

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Conflict of Interest: The authors report no conflicts of interest.

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