alexa Abstract | Abdominal Wall Varices in Pregnancy-A Case Report and Review of the Literature
ISSN: 2376-127X

Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health
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Pregnancy in patients with portal hypertension (PHT) is an uncommon event [1]. 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 [2]. Furthermore, maternal mortality rates range from 18% to 50% when associated with liver cirrhosis [2].

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Author(s): Patrick Blackburn*, Soha S Patel and Emad Mikhail


Patrick Blackburn*, Soha S Patel and Emad Mikhail, Abdominal Wall, Pregnancy, portal hypertension

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