Magdaléna Gerová, Martin Redecha, Miroslav Borovský, Martin Mistrík, Darina Chovancová
The authors present a case of acute myeloblastic leukemia diagnosed in advanced pregnancy. A 35-year-old patient in the 27th week of gestation presented with non-specific symptoms was admitted to the hospital with severe anaemia and thrombocytopenia. The diagnosis of acute myeloblastic leukaemia was confirmed by bone marrow aspiration. After considering the alternatives and prognosis, the foetus was delivered by elective caesarean section in the 29th week of pregnancy prior to beginning chemotherapy. The patient finally succumbed to the disease despite a several-month therapy. The infant is followed up and is doing well. Therapeutic management of the pregnant patient with acute myeloblastic leukaemia requires close cooperation between a gynaecologist, haematologist and neonatologist.