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Minerva Chirurgica 2000 March;55(3):167-72

Copyright © 2000 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Liver rupture in a patient with HELLP syndrome. A case report

Castriconi M., Aragiusto G., Ansalone M., Aloj G., Grasso A., Bartone G., Renda F.


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Liver rupture and emorrhage, are the most unusual and serious complications of HELLP syndrome (hemolysis ‹ elevated liver enzymes ‹ low platelet count). The management should be aggressive by treating coagulopathy and favouring a prompt delivery. Liver rupture remains a surgical emergency with control of bleeding based on trauma surgery. The aggressive approach to the management of these patients led to a remarkable decrease of mortality rates.

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