Successful neonatal outcome in 2 cases of maternal persistent vegetative state treated in a labor and delivery suite

Giuseppe Chiossi, Kristin Novic, Jennifer U. Celebrezze, Ronald L. Thomas

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Two cases of maternal vegetative state after motor vehicle accidents are presented. Aggressive support allowed the prolongation of both pregnancies into the third trimester without neonatal compromise. After initial medical stabilization in intensive care unit environments, both patients were treated in a labor and delivery setting with consultative supports from various subspecialists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)316-322
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes



  • Persistent vegetative state
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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