Tuberous sclerosis complex

Pregnancy
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By Hema R Murali MBBS and Narayana S Murali MD

Complications during pregnancy relate chiefly to renal disease and the risk of rupture of renal angiomyolipoma vessels (Petrikovsky et al 1990; Kerr et al 1993). There is a greater risk of pneumothorax and chylous effusion during pregnancy. Renal failure, preeclampsia, and severe intrauterine growth retardation may also occur. Renal ultrasonography or CT is recommended in pregnant patients to evaluate renal function.

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Introduction
Historical note and nomenclature
Clinical manifestations
Clinical vignette
Etiology
Pathogenesis and pathophysiology
Epidemiology
Prevention
Differential diagnosis
Diagnostic workup
Prognosis and complications
Management
Outcomes
Pregnancy
Anesthesia
References cited
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