Extended somatic support for a pregnant woman with brain death from metastatic malignant melanoma: a case report

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2008 Jul;21(7):509-11. doi: 10.1080/14767050802086560.


This is the first known case of extended somatic support beyond viability for a pregnant woman with brain death resulting from metastatic malignant melanoma, resulting in a live birth.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Death*
  • Brain Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Life Support Care*
  • Live Birth
  • Melanoma / pathology*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic*