Hepatic disorders severely affected by pregnancy: medical and obstetric management.

@article{Cappell2008HepaticDS,
  title={Hepatic disorders severely affected by pregnancy: medical and obstetric management.},
  author={Mitchell S Cappell},
  journal={The Medical clinics of North America},
  year={2008},
  volume={92 4},
  pages={739-60, vii-viii}
}
Hepatic disorders severely affected by pregnancy include choledochal cysts that can be compressed by the gravid uterus and potentially rupture; hepatic adenomas that exhibit accelerated growth because of hyperestrogenemia during pregnancy; acute intermittent porphyria that is exacerbated by increased female sex hormones during pregnancy; splenic artery aneurysms that can rupture during pregnancy because of compression by the gravid uterus; Budd-Chiari syndrome that is promoted by… CONTINUE READING
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