Management of a ruptured hepatocellular adenoma during pregnancy is a rare and potentially life-threatening entity. Few case reports have described management of the pregnant patient who presents in haemorrhagic shock secondary to a ruptured liver adenoma. A 30-year-old primigravid woman at 31 weeks pregnant presented with abdominal pain and fetal bradycardia. After stat caesarean delivery of the infant, she had continued hemoperitoneum and was in shock secondary to an undiagnosed ruptured liver mass. General surgery was consulted intraoperatively and performed an exploratory laparotomy, packing and temporary closure. She was subsequently taken to interventional radiology (IR) for angioembolisation of the left hepatic artery. After stabilisation, she underwent formal abdominal closure. Management of a ruptured hepatocellular adenoma in pregnancy requires urgent multidisciplinary care including obstetrics gynaecology, general surgery and IR.
- liver disease
- interventional radiology
- general surgery
- adult intensive care
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Contributors BS, CH, TJ, BKT, AB and JE were all central to the care of this patient described in the case report. They have all contributed to the writing and editing of the report.
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