BERNARD CAMPILLO, M.D.; JACQUES BERNUAU, M.D.; MARIE-ODILE WITZ, M.D.; JEAN-MARC LORPHELIN, M.D.; CLAUDE DEGOTT, M.D.; BERNARD RUEFF, M.D.; JEAN-PIERRE BENHAMOU, M.D.
Recent studies of acute fatty liver of pregnancy have reported a patient survival rate of 65% to 90% (1-4). This improved prognosis has been ascribed, at least in part, to early recognition of the disease and early terminationof pregnancy (1-4). It has been suggested that ultrasonography and computed tomography might be useful in detecting excess liver fat in these patients (5).
Between 1982 and 1985, five patients with acute fatty liver of pregnancy were admitted to Hôpital Beaujon. In these five patients, histologic examination of a hepatic tissue specimen showed the typical lesion: cytoplasmic microvesicular fat in the centrilobular hepatocytes.
CAMPILLO B, BERNUAU J, WITZ M, LORPHELIN J, DEGOTT C, RUEFF B, et al. Ultrasonography in Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy. Ann Intern Med. ;105:383–384. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-3-383
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(3):383-384.
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