Abdominal Wall Varices in Pregnancy-A Case Report and Review of the Literature
- *Corresponding Author:
- Patrick Blackburn
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
University of Tennessee Health Science Center – Memphis, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 25, 2016; Accepted date: June 27, 2016; Published date: June 30, 2016
Citation: Blackburn P, Patel SS, Mikhail E (2016) Abdominal Wall Varices in Pregnancy-A Case Report and Review of the Literature. J Preg Child Health 3:266. doi:10.4172/2376-127X.1000266
Copyright: © 2016 Blackburn P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Pregnancy in patients with portal hypertension (PHT) is an uncommon event . This situation is uncommon due to the numerous changes in liver disease particularly metabolic and hormonal changes leading to amenorrhea and ovulatory cycles. Onethird of pregnancies in women with extrahepatic portal vein obstruction result in miscarriage . Furthermore, maternal mortality rates range from 18% to 50% when associated with liver cirrhosis .