Pregnancy/abortion induced intracerebral hemorrhage during the first trimester in a young female

Authors

  • Nitesh Kumar
  • Kapil Gupta
  • Madhur Kalra
  • Diwakar Verma

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32677/IJCR.2021.v07.i04.005

Keywords:

First trimester, Intracranial hemorrhage, Pregnancy, Young female

Abstract

Intracranial hemorrhage is a relatively infrequent but devastating complication of pregnancy. Pregnancy-associated intracranial hemorrhage is a rare but severe complication. Mostly, the incidence of ICH occurs during the third trimester of pregnancy. In our case, an 18-year-old girl who had Glasgow coma scale score of 5/15, admitted to the hospital with no movement of left-sided upper and lower limb with right-sided facial deviation. Computed tomography (CT) brain revealed that the patient has right-sided temporoparietal bleed. The patient underwent right-sided hemicraniotomy. An obstetrical ultrasound report suggested a gestation of 12 weeks. The history of the patient highlighted an attempt of unsupervised termination of pregnancy using off-the-counter pills. In this case, we reported the rare intracerebral hemorrhage during the first trimester. Pregnancy has not been shown to be a direct cause of intracerebral bleed; hence, this case draws attention to the hazards of unsupervised termination of pregnancy.

Published

2021-06-18

How to Cite

Nitesh Kumar, Kapil Gupta, Madhur Kalra, & Diwakar Verma. (2021). Pregnancy/abortion induced intracerebral hemorrhage during the first trimester in a young female. Indian Journal of Case Reports, 140-142. https://doi.org/10.32677/IJCR.2021.v07.i04.005

Issue

Section

Case Report