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Massive vulvar edema in a woman with severe preeclampsia. A case report and review of literature.

J.D Kemfang Ngowa, J.M Kasia, S Damtheou, G Ashuntantang, M Toukam, Y.N Mawamba, A.T Vlastos

Abstract


We report a case of massive vulvar edema in a 20 years old primigravida woman with severe preeclampsia at 32 weeks gestation. Other causes of vulvar edema were excluded. The vulvar edema appeared as the blood pressure increased, and cesarean section was performed for increasing preeclampsia and fetal distress. In the post partum period, the vulvar edema resolved progressively. By the fourteenth day post cesarean section, the vulvar edema had completely regressed and the blood pressure was within the normal range. The aim of this report is to alert clinicians that vulvar edema complicating preeclampsia could be a poor prognostic sign.

KEY WORDS: Vulvar - Edema - Pre-eclampsia.




http://dx.doi.org/10.4303/cmch/C102047
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