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Massive Hepatic Infarct in a Patient with Eclampsia: A Rare Case Report

Shivnath Dudala, Shashidhar Pulgam

Keywords : Case report, Computed tomograph, Eclampsia, Gestational hypertension, Hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets syndrome, Massive hepatic infarction

Citation Information : Dudala S, Pulgam S. Massive Hepatic Infarct in a Patient with Eclampsia: A Rare Case Report. 2023; 2 (6):165-167.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11006-0080

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Hepatic infarction is rare due to the unique dual hepatic blood supply from the hepatic artery and the portal vein. Here, we report a case of massive hepatic infarction that occurred as a complication of eclampsia followed by hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets (HELLP). A 30-year-old G2P1D1 female patient of 32 weeks gestation with gestational hypertension (diagnosed at 24 weeks of gestation) presented to the ER with low backache, pedal edema, and generalized tonic-clonic seizure (GTCS) lasting for 30 seconds. This patient was diagnosed with eclampsia followed by HELLP, which was further complicated by massive hepatic infarction, and was diagnosed with computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen and pelvis.

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