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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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ISLA VALDES, Ariana et al. Transient regional osteoporosis: A case report. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2005, vol.31, n.3, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3062.

This paper presents the case of a primigravid patient, who at 34 weeks of pregnancy began experiencing pain first in left coxofemoral joint and then in the right one. The pain got so intensive that made walking impossible for her, so it was decided to perform cesarean section at her 39 weeks of pregnancy. After the cesarean section, a severe osteopenia was detected. Owing to the clinical picture of the patient, the supplementary tests and her total recovery, it was concluded that the final diagnosis was transient regional osteoporosis, an entity that occurs even in healthy pregnant women with adequate calcium requirements. After three months, the patient could normally walk and the pain had disappeared.

Keywords : transient regional osteoporosis.

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