GESTATIONAL-ONSET EPILEPSY IN POST-RESECTION MENINGIOMA
Received 2021-02-02; Accepted 2021-11-11; Published 2022-07-01
Keywords:Gestational-onset Epilepsy, Meningioma, Resection
Meningioma is the most common type of primary CNS tumors. Seizure after resection of meningioma with no pre-resection seizure history is a rare case. A seizure can be a major cause of morbidity and poor life quality. Seizure in pregnancy is a life-threatening emergency and a challenging situation that risks the mother and fetus. We report an unusual case of gestational-onset epilepsy related to post-resection meningioma. Several factors are associated with gestational-onset epilepsy related to post-resection meningioma. The physiological, structural, metabolic changes and hormonal balance that occur throughout pregnancy can alter the neuronal excitability and the seizure threshold. Gestational-onset epilepsy is unpredictable, requiring a precise diagnosis and proper treatment to reduce both mothers and fetuses’ adverse effect. The main goal is to achieve adequate seizure control with minimal harmful effects.
All authors agree that the article, if editorially accepted for publication, shall be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 to allow others to freely access, copy and use research provided the author is correctly attributed, unless otherwise stated. All articles are available online without charge or other barriers to access. However, anyone wishing to reproduce large quantities of an article (250+) should inform the publisher. Any opinion expressed in the articles are those of the authors and do not reflect that of the University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.