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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1126-1128

Anesthetic management of a parturient with hemolysis, elevated liver enzyme levels, and low platelet syndrome complicated by renal insufficiency and coagulopathy


1 Department of Urology, The First Hospital of Jilin University, China
2 Department of Anesthesiology, The First Hospital of Jilin University, China
3 Department of Urology, Changchun Shuangyang District Hospital, China

Correspondence Address:
Na Wang
No. 71 Xinmin Street, Changchun, Jilin 130021
China
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DOI: 10.4103/aer.AER_31_17

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The objective of this study is to describe the anesthetic management of a parturient with hemolysis, elevated liver enzyme levels, and low platelet (HELLP) syndrome and renal insufficiency. A 28-year-old female patient, gestational age of 35 weeks, with hypertensive crisis (blood pressure 190/110 mmHg), was admitted for an emergency cesarean section after diagnosis of HELLP syndrome and renal insufficiency. We performed total intravenous general anesthesia with rapid sequence induction. During the surgical procedure, reduced urine output and coagulopathy were detected. After the treatments of transfusion, diuresis, and anticoagulation, the surgery finished uneventfully. The patient was taken to the Intensive Care Unit without extubation and discharged on the 6th postoperative day. This case report revealed a successful anesthetic management applied to a pregnant woman with HELLP syndrome complicated by renal insuffciency and coagulopathy. There are several case reports about HELLP syndrome, but the patient in this paper is complicated with renal insuffciency and coagulopathy which made the treatment diffcult to handle.


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