Does early diagnosis and delivery in acute fatty liver of pregnancy lead to improvement in maternal and infant survival?

Dig Dis Sci. 1984 May;29(5):453-5. doi: 10.1007/BF01296222.


Two cases of acute fatty liver of pregnancy resulting in maternal and infant survival are described. There have only been six such cases reported previously. The two described here are unique because the diagnosis was made prepartum by an oil red O stain of a frozen section of a liver biopsy, and the patients were promptly delivered by cesarean section under spinal anesthesia. The role of early diagnosis and delivery in this disease is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Delivery, Obstetric
  • Fatty Liver / diagnosis*
  • Fatty Liver / mortality
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant Mortality
  • Infant, Newborn*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications*
  • Time Factors