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Orthotopic liver transplantation for complicated HELLP Syndrome

Case report and review of the literature

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A case of hepatic complication in a pregnant woman suffering from HELLP syndrome resulting in the need for transplantation is reported, and an algorithm for those instances is suggested. According to the literature, this is the 5th report of hepatic complications in HELLP syndrome necessitating liver transplantation. Since all but one of the transplanted patients survived (as opposed to a high mortality in non-transplanted patients), it is concluded, that a timely decision for transplantation is a safe option in this high risk group.

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Received: 17 October 1999 / Accepted: 2 March 2000

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Strate, T., Broering, D., Bloechle, C. et al. Orthotopic liver transplantation for complicated HELLP Syndrome . Arch Gynecol Obstet 264, 108–111 (2000).

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