Hong Kong Med J 1997;3:400-8 | Number 4, December 1997
SEMINAR PAPERS--MEDICAL DISORDERS IN PREGNANCY
Neurological disorders in pregnancy
WK To, RTF Cheung
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Pregnant women can present with a wide variety of neurological conditions. Patient data from 1 January 1985 through 31 December 1994 for all deliveries at the Tsan Yuk and Queen Mary hospitals were reviewed to determine the local frequency of various neurological conditions during pregnancy. Conditions including epilepsy, eclampsia, facial nerve palsy, pituitary tumour, cerebrovascular disorders, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, and non-pituitary intracranial tumours were encountered, in descending order of frequency. The limitations of this retrospective analysis are acknowledged. This paper reviews the current concepts of these conditions and outlines appropriate management.
Key words: Cerebrovascular disorders; Eclampsia; Epilepsy/drug therapy; Facial paralysis; Pituitary neoplasms
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