Ruptured subcapsular hepatic hematoma complicating severe preeclampsia with haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelet count syndrome: a case report

Ashok R. Anand, Binita H. Shah, Pratibha Vashisth


Subcapsular liver hematoma is rare complication of severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome, thus making it essential for these patients to be followed up in critical and intensive care units for advanced medical support with fluid and electrolyte management and replacement of blood products while treating underlying disorders. Treatment options have to be individualised and vary from conservative management to surgical treatment including hepatic resection, hepatic artery ligation, and liver transplantation. In this paper we report a case of ruptured hepatic hematoma in a 35 year old female, few hours within delivery, a complication of severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome


Subcapsular hepatic hematoma, HELLP syndrome, Disseminated intravascular coagulation

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