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Acute fatty liver of pregnancy: CT evaluation. Case report.

Authors
  • Coche, G
  • Moran, V
  • Boillot, A
  • Miguet, J P
  • Hadni-Bresson, S
  • Weill, F S
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Radiology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 01, 1988
Volume
8
Issue
2
Pages
115–117
Identifiers
PMID: 3383856
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

CT scans of two patients with acute fatty liver of pregnancy were reviewed in conjunction with the clinical evolution of this uncommon and potentially fatal disorder. In each of the CT scans, liver density measurements were less than those of the spleen. While the findings are non-specific, in the proper clinical context they are highly suggestive and may be the sole method of diagnosis, as these patients often have coagulation problems which rule out liver biopsy. It is an important diagnosis, as the high maternal and fetal mortality rates appear to be considerably reduced by early foetal delivery.

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