Continuous Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring During Bone Marrow Harvesting in Pregnancy

M. DeFour Jones, B. M. Petrikovsky, I. Sahdev, M. Prisco

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To date, our computer-assisted search failed to report any case involving a gravid patient donating her bone marrow for harvesting. It is known that bone marrow harvesting causes a significant decrease in the donor's blood volume and therefore this can be potentially detrimental to both the mother and the fetus. We report the first case of the gravid donor in which fetal heart rate (FHR) during bone marrow harvesting has been studied. Decreased beat to beat variability and disappearance of accelerations were noted. The FHR returned to normal shortly after the procedure was terminated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-244
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Perinatology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Fetal
  • acute
  • bone
  • heart rate monitoring
  • lymphoblastic leukemia
  • marrow harvesting


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