Anesthesia for Pregnancy Induced Liver Disease

  • Berrin GunaydinEmail author


The liver diseases unique to pregnancy consist of hyperemesis gravidarum, intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets (HELLP) syndrome, and acute fatty liver of pregnancy. Since these diseases are very challenging for the anesthesiologists because of the increased risk of morbidity and mortality, anesthetic management strategies are of utmost important. Hereby, after brief overview of these disorders, general principles of anesthetic management with specific considerations are addressed based on the current literature.


Liver disease Pregnancy Anesthesia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyGazi University School of MedicineAnkaraTurkey

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