Hong Kong Med J 1997 Dec;3(4):400-408
To WK, Cheung RT.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong.
Pregnant women can present with a wide variety of neurological conditions.
Patient data from 1 January 1985 through 31 December 1994 for all deliveries at the Tsan Yuk and Queen Mary hospitals were reviewed to determine the local frequency of various neurological conditions during pregnancy.
Conditions including epilepsy, eclampsia, facial nerve palsy, pituitary tumour, cerebrovascular disorders, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, and non-pituitary intracranial tumours were encountered, in descending order of frequency.
The limitations of this retrospective analysis are acknowledged.
This paper reviews the current concepts of these conditions and outlines appropriate management.