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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2014, Article ID 585672, 3 pages
Case Report

HELLP Syndrome Complicated by Subcapsular Hematoma of Liver: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Mustafa Kemal University, 3100 Hatay, Turkey
2Department of General Surgery, Numune Training and Research Hospital, 01170 Adana, Turkey
3Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Mustafa Kemal University, 3100 Hatay, Turkey

Received 22 January 2014; Accepted 9 March 2014; Published 2 April 2014

Academic Editor: Giampiero Capobianco

Copyright © 2014 Atilla Karateke et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Subcapsular liver hematoma (SLH) is a rare complication of severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome. These patients must be followed up in intensive care unit for advanced medical support with infused fluid, replacement of blood products, and treatment of underlying disorders. There are a lot of therapeutic options varying from conservative management to surgical treatment including hepatic resection, hepatic artery ligation, and liver transplantation. In this report we aimed to present a 26-year-old woman with SLH secondary to HELLP syndrome.