Reflex sympathetic dystrophy in pregnancy: nine cases and a review of the literature.

  title={Reflex sympathetic dystrophy in pregnancy: nine cases and a review of the literature.},
  author={Christophe Poncelet and Marc Perdu and Françoise Levy-Weil and Henri Philippe and Israel Nisand},
  journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology},
  volume={86 1},
OBJECTIVE To better understand the diagnosis of reflex sympathetic dystrophy of the lower extremities in pregnant women. SUBJECT Disease analysis using a retrospective series of nine cases and a review of the literature (57 patients and 159 sites of reflex sympathetic dystrophy). RESULTS This disorder should be considered in any painful pelvic girdle syndrome or lower extremity pain. The hip is involved in 88% of cases. Symptoms develop in the third trimester of pregnancy, between the 26th… CONTINUE READING
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