Woman gives birth, tumour disappears

An unusual case of baby brain

When a woman was diagnosed with a brain tumour during her last month of pregnancy, the decision was made to hold off on surgery until after delivery. 


But in a strange turn of events, giving birth turned out to be the best treatment.

The 23-year-old California woman initially presented at 37 weeks' gestation with a one-month history of left-sided headaches, periodic blurry vision, nausea and vomiting.

An MRI revealed a large mass on her brain, believed to be a meningioma: a typically non-cancerous, slow