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Anesthetic Management During Labor and Delivery of a Multiparous Patient Terminally Ill with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Mouzi, Lisa MD; Ashutosh, Wali MD, MBBS

doi: 10.1097/ACC.0b013e3182a999fa
Case Reports: Case Report

Multiple ethical issues arise when caring for a terminally ill patient who is also pregnant. We present the management of labor and delivery of a 35-year-old multiparous patient with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. The ethical challenges in treating a mother and fetus when a terminal illness complicates pregnancy is also included.

From the Department of Anesthesia, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Accepted for publication August 14, 2013

Funding: Not funded.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Address correspondence to Lisa Mouzi, MD, Department of Anesthesia, Baylor College of Medicine, 333 East 34th St., New York, NY 10016. Address e-mail to

© 2014 International Anesthesia Research Society
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