Woman Giving Birth With Kyphoscoliosis Spinal Cord Injury and Placenta Previa: A Case Report

Tae-Hee Kim, Hae-Hyeog Lee, Soo-Ho Chung, Sun-Chul Hwang, Jun-Mo Kim


Kyphoscoliosis is a spine deformity with posterior convex angulations greater than 40 degrees of a segment of vertebral column, combined with lateral and rotational deformities. Pregnancy of a patient with kyphoscoliosis is a very dangerous phenomenon. The majority of patients with spinal cord injuries involved like in this case are highly likely to have complications during pregnancy. The patient in this case suffered a spinal cord injury and kyphoscoliosis 20 years ago due to slip down. There has not been any report that a pregnant woman accompanied with kyphoscoliosis, spinal cord injury and placenta previa low-lying gave birth to a baby after 37 gestational weeks. The patient was transferred to our hospital due to cerebral hemorrhage during the confinement period, however, she gained a complete recovery under treatment and thus left our hospital. There is no exact guideline to keep pregnancy when high risk patients desire to maintain pregnancy. We report the case of a woman giving birth with kyphoscoliosis, spinal cord injury and placenta previa low-lying with a brief review of literature.

J Med Cases. 2012;3(4):264-266
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/jmc637e


Kyphoscoliosis; Placenta previa; Spinal cord injury

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