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Commentary: Complex medical conditions in pregnancy need appropriate multidisciplinary input

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b5179 (Published 10 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5179
  1. Lucy C Chappell, senior lecturer in maternal and fetal medicine
  1. 1Division of Reproduction and Endocrinology, King’s College London, London SE1 7EH
  1. lucy.chappell{at}kcl.ac.uk

    Most pregnant women are not sick and access hospitals only for interaction with midwives and obstetricians, usually for pregnancy specific care. This case describes the opposite end of the spectrum and shows many of the challenges faced by a woman and her doctors when there may be conflict between optimal investigation and management of a medical problem and minimisation of risks to the fetus.1

    The use of appropriate imaging is essential to avoid unnecessary morbidity …

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