Medical and Bioethical Issues in a Pregnant Woman With Epilepsy: Case Report
Collegium Antropologicum 2010 March; 34(Suppl 1): 311-313
A case report of a minor, pregnant girl with epilepsy caused by a brain tumour is presented. There are several aspects which make the presented case complex from medical, but also from the bioethical point of view. The decision about keeping the pregnancy or not is the most important bioethical dilemma for the patient and family. A detailed medical multidisciplinary approach and later balanced explanation of the medical situation to the patient are of extreme value for helping the patient's decision. It is also important to enhance the activities in pregnancy counselling for a woman with epilepsy which will result in a planned pregnancy as a prerequisite for a positive pregnancy outcome.
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