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Liver hematoma and rupture in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9638908     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Liver hematoma and rupture is a rare but devastating complication of pregnancy. The majority of cases have been associated with severe preeclampsia, but unlike typical preeclampsia, it is a disease of older, multiparous patients. Although there are predictable findings on liver pathology, the underlying pathophysiology is poorly understood. Early recognition and prompt surgical intervention are crucial to reduce the high fetal and maternal mortality rate associated with this disease.
Authors:
S J Ralston; S D Schwaitzberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in perinatology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0146-0005     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Perinatol.     Publication Date:  1998 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-09-08     Completed Date:  1998-09-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801132     Medline TA:  Semin Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  141-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Surgery, New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Hematoma / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  physiopathology,  therapy
Humans
Incidence
Liver Diseases / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  physiopathology,  therapy
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  physiopathology,  therapy
Prognosis
Rupture, Spontaneous

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