Safe delivery planning of patients with moyamoya disease in pregnancy: Case series of a single center

Jessica Kang, Chien Nan Lee, Ming Wei Lin, Shin Yu Lin*

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Abstract

Objective: Moyamoya disease (MMD) is a rare cerebral vascular disease and there is limited clinical experience for pregnant women. Cerebrovascular condition might deteriorated during pregnancy. Management and mode of delivery is challenging for obstetrics specialist. Case report: Three cases of parturients with moyamoya disease delivered in National Taiwan University Hospital are presented. All were previously diagnosed and one had stroke incidence before current pregnancy course. Two delivered with Cesarean section and one with vaginal delivery, and all delivered at term without maternal or neonatal complication. Conclusion: Although delivery method of parturients with MMD has been debating, vaginal delivery may be suitable for certain cases under adequate monitoring and case selection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)918-920
Number of pages3
JournalTaiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume62
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2023

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