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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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SAEZ CANTERO, Viviana et al. Portal hypertension related to pregnancy. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2009, vol.35, n.3, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3062.

Pregnancy with associated portal hypertension is a complex clinical situation for obstetrician, and for the multidisciplinary staff responsible for its care. During the gravidism state there is an increment in portal flow as consequence of the developed hypervolemia state, and it contributes to a greater portal pressure transmitted to collateral veins increasing the bleeding risk of esophageal varices in these patients. We present the case of a pregnant woman aged 20 carrier of pre-hepatic portal hypertension which after its multidisciplinary management had a non-complicated pregnancy and labor. We made a review of literature available on this matter.

Keywords : Portal hypertension; esophageal varices; complicated pregnancy.

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