Pregnancy and Its Successful Outcome in a Patient with Multiple Myeloma
Multiple myeloma is a B-cell neoplastic disorder and represents 1% of all cancers and 13% of hematological malignancies. It is predominantly a disease of elderly, and less than 3% of all cases are below the age of 40 years. We present the case of a 29-year-old lady with multiple myeloma who had spontaneous conception during maintenance therapy and subsequently a successful pregnancy outcome. She gave birth to a healthy female infant through normal vaginal delivery and subsequently could remain off therapy for 5 years. Since the patient had a history of abortions and stillbirth, it was a precious pregnancy and we could successfully salvage both the mother and the baby. Young female patients of myeloma who are in remission can be encouraged to start a family during their reproductive years with the support of a comprehensive care team of hematologists/oncologists and obstetricians.
KeywordsMyeloma Pregnancy Bad obstetric history
Compliance with Ethical Standards
Conflict of interest
The authors declare that he has no conflict of interest.
Informed consent was taken for publication of this case report from patient.
- 1.Caers J, Vandebroek I, De Raeve H, et al. Multiple myeloma—an update on diagnosis and treatment. Eur J Hematol. 2008;81:329–43.Google Scholar
- 6.Chellakooty M, Vangsgaard K, Larsen T, et al. A longitudinal study of intrauterine growth and the placental growth hormone (GH)- insulin-like growth factor I axis in maternal circulation: association between placental GH and fetal growth. J Clin Endocrinol Metabol. 2004;89:384–91.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
- 9.Rosner F, Soong BC, Krim M, Miller SP. Normal pregnancy in a patient with MM. Obs Gynaecol. 1968;31:811–20.Google Scholar