J Neurol Surg Rep 2016; 77(02): e86-e88
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1583311
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Brain Tumor in an In Vitro Fertilization–Facilitated Pregnancy: Fourth Ventricle Anaplastic Ependymoma in the Second Trimester

Nurzhan Ryskeldiyev
1  National Centre for Neurosurgery, Astana, Kazakhstan
,
Gabit Olenbay
1  National Centre for Neurosurgery, Astana, Kazakhstan
,
Raushan Auezova
1  National Centre for Neurosurgery, Astana, Kazakhstan
,
Tim Killeen
2  Department of Neurosurgery, Klinik Hirslanden, Zurich, Switzerland
,
Nurgul Aldiyarova
1  National Centre for Neurosurgery, Astana, Kazakhstan
,
Zauresh Akhmetzhanova
1  National Centre for Neurosurgery, Astana, Kazakhstan
,
Evaldas Cesnulis
2  Department of Neurosurgery, Klinik Hirslanden, Zurich, Switzerland
,
Serik Akshulakov
1  National Centre for Neurosurgery, Astana, Kazakhstan
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Publication History

14 November 2015

16 March 2016

Publication Date:
09 June 2016 (online)

Abstract

We present a case of fourth ventricle anaplastic ependymoma in a pregnancy which was the first result of three rounds of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer. Whether hormonal treatment can directly or indirectly precipitate brain tumors to develop or become symptomatic is unclear.