Waldo Concepcion

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  • Spontaneous Liver Rupture Associated With Hydatidiform Mole Pregnancy OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY Vanatta, J. M., Monge, H., Bonham, C. A., Concepcion, W. 2010; 115 (2): 437-439


    Spontaneous liver rupture is a rare occurrence during pregnancy.A young woman presented early in her pregnancy with severe abdominal pain, tachycardia, and hypotension. She was taken emergently to the operating room with a presumed diagnosis of ruptured ectopic pregnancy. Exploration revealed that her hemoperitoneum resulted from large fractures within her liver. During her resuscitation and treatment, a transvaginal ultrasound scan revealed a hydatidiform molar pregnancy. On resolution of postoperative complications and complete recovery, the patient was discharged home.This case illustrates that, although very unusual, hydatidiform molar pregnancies should be considered as a precipitating factor for spontaneous liver rupture.

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