Pan African Medical Journal

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An alarming but self-limited case of isolatedlarge spontaneous liver hematoma in pregnancy

Vikal Chandra Shakya, Mohan Chandra Regmi, Pannalal Sah, Sudeep Khaniya, Shailesh Adhikary


Spontaneous subcapsular liver hematoma is rare but potentially life-threatening complication of pregnancy usually associated with severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets). We present here a case of such a large spontaneous liver hematoma presenting in pregnancy, but without other known associated abnormalities, which has not been described before and it resolved on itself without any intervention.

Pan African Medical Journal 2013; 14:36
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