Fibromuscular dysplasia of the carotid arteries complicating pregnancy

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Fibromuscular dysplasia is an arteriopathy of unknown etiology that affects the intermediate-size branches of the aorta. Partial occlusion of these arteries may result in neurologic symptoms when carotid arteries are affected, and impaired liver or kidney function when their blood supply is compromised. Pregnancy and delivery in women who are diagnosed as having fibromuscular dysplasia may be associated with disease-related complications such as ischemic attacks. We report the course of a pregnancy and delivery in a patient with carotid artery fibromuscular dysplasia and suggest steps for general obstetric management and contraception in patients suffering from fibromuscular dysplasia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)840-843
Number of pages4
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1989
Externally publishedYes


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