Unique Liver Disease of Pregnancy Requiring Anaesthesia Support: A Case with Severe Hyperemesis Gravidarum

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Gunaydin B., Ozek A., Ozterlemez N. T., TAŞ TUNA A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY AND REANIMATION, vol.45, no.4, pp.234-236, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is one of the common unique liver diseases that occurs during pregnancy. Mild cases can be spontaneously resolved in time but severe cases usually require supportive medical treatment to relieve symptoms. Moreover, differential diagnosis may be required in severe cases that manifest with persistent nausea-vomiting, dehydration and weight loss refractory to treatment. Thus, to rule out any gastrointestinal pathology, this case was referred to the outpatient anaesthesia clinic after the first unsuccessful awake endoscopy attempt without sedation. Therefore, anaesthetic support for endoscopy of a pregnant woman with severe HG was presented in this case report.