Severe Nightly Thoracic Pain Presenting during Pregnancy: A Case Report

We present the case of a woman who developed severe nightly thoracic pain during pregnancy without neurological deficits upon examination. Spontaneously after childbirth, the pain was markedly reduced. Further investigation showed that her pain was caused by an ependymoma in the cervicothoracic spinal cord. Gross total resection was accomplished, and the patient has been free of pain ever since. With this case, we want to draw attention to a rare, but possibly very disabling, cause of increasing nightly thoracic pain during pregnancy. Spontaneous improvement after childbirth could erroneously cause postponement of further investigation.Case Rep Neurol 2018;10:135 –139
Source: Case Reports in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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