Ruptured Subcapsular Liver Hematoma: A Rare Complication of HELLP Syndrome.
Grand Strand Medical Center
pregnancy-induced hypertension, HELLP syndrome, pregnancy complications
Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications | Hepatology | Internal Medicine | Obstetrics and Gynecology
Subcapsular liver hematoma (SLH) is a rare complication of HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelets) syndrome. We report a previously healthy 16-year-old female presenting with pre-eclampsia requiring emergent C-section, who developed immediate postoperative bleeding and abdominal distention. Abdominal computed tomography angiography (CTA) revealed a large encapsulated liver hematoma with active extravasation. The patient was successfully treated with a multidisciplinary approach with medical and surgical management.
Publisher or Conference
Case Reports Hepatol
Singh P, Warren K, Collier V. Ruptured Subcapsular Liver Hematoma: A Rare Complication of HELLP Syndrome. Case Reports Hepatol. 2020;2020:8836329. Published 2020 Sep 16. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/8836329