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Subcapsular hepatic haematoma in a pregnancy complicated by chronic hypertension


Subcapsular haematoma of the liver in pregnancy is a rare complication, however life-threatening for both mother and fetus. Although it is usually associated with pre-eclampsia, a wide range of presentations can occur. Given its consequences, early diagnosis and management are essential for a successful outcome. Due to paucity of evidence, there is no current guidelines on this topic. Our aim is to add a new insight into diagnosis and management of subcapsular hepatic haematoma in pregnancy, for which new technologies in the fields of image, and minimal invasive surgery are playing an important role.

  • hypertension
  • pregnancy
  • general surgery

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