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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology - Volume 2014 2014, Article ID 216969, 4 pages -

Case Report

School of Medicine, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ, UK

Imperial College NHS Trust-NWLH, London, UK

Imperial College NHS Trust, London, UK

Received 23 July 2014; Accepted 25 September 2014; Published 7 October 2014

Academic Editor: Kyousuke Takeuchi

Copyright © 2014 Sung-Hee Kim et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Disseminated cancer presenting in pregnancy is extremely rare and its presentation can easily be obscured by pregnancy and physiological changes that occur with it. This case describes a patient who was diagnosed incidentally following investigations for preeclampsia. Despite initially being thought to be of low risk, the final diagnosis was that of metastasis from a primary cancer of an unknown origin, most likely a gastric adenocarcinoma. Although patients are under thorough observation throughout their pregnancy, this case highlights the potential need for additional investigations or adjustment of current practices. It also draws attention to the lack of sufficient reporting of cancer in pregnancy, which, considering its rarity, greatly influences how patients are managed.





Author: Sung-Hee Kim, Siti Rahimah Abd Halim, Naila Siddiqui, and Won-Ho Edward Park

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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