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14.12.2020 | case report

Successful pregnancy outcome in two sisters with cerebral palsy and phocomelia: a case report and literature review

Zeitschrift:
Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
Autoren:
MD, PhD student Anis Cerovac, MD, MSc, PhD Prof. Dubravko Habek, MD Elmedina Cerovac, MD, MSc Anela Latifagić, MD, MSc, PhD Assistant Prof. Enes Hodžić
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Summary

Background

Little is known about pregnancy rates and outcome in women with motoric disabilities like cerebral palsy (CP) and even less in phocomelia.

Objective

To show complications and psychosocial issues in relation to pregnancy burdened by impaired mobility in CP and phocomelia.

Case report

We present an overview of the pregnancy outcome in two cases of sisters with cerebral palsy and phocomelia. We show complications and psychosocial issues in relation to pregnancy burdened by impaired mobility. Both sisters had a successful pregnancy outcome.

Conclusion

There is a need to increase awareness, education, support, and advocacy in order to optimize pregnancy course and outcome in women with CP and phocomelia.

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