Massive hepatic necrosis in the hellp syndrome: Ct correlation

Karl S. Chiang, Patricia A. Athey, Neela Lamki

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Abstract

We present a patient with toxemia of pregnancy and the HELLP syndrome [hemolysis (H), elevated liver enzymes (EL), and a low platelet count (LP)] resulting in massive hepatic necrosis. Cross-sectional imaging, including sonography, computed tomography, and nuclear medicine, was instrumental in the diagnosis and differentiation from hepatic abnormalities of other pregnancy related entities especially acute fatty liver of pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)845-847
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume15
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Diseases
  • HELLP syndrome
  • Liver
  • Preeclampsia
  • Sonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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