IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 47 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.31083/j.ceog.2020.03.5159
Open Access Case Report
A low birth weight infant with unexpected hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm rupture: A case report and review of the literature
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1 Department of Anesthesiology, Children’s Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400014, P.R. China
2 Department of Anesthesiology, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical Unviersity Chongqing 400010, P.R.China
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2020 , 47(3), 455–458; https://doi.org/10.31083/j.ceog.2020.03.5159
Submitted: 13 January 2019 | Accepted: 11 April 2019 | Published: 15 June 2020
Abstract

Here, we describe an unusual case of a preterm infant presenting with massive bleeding as a result of sudden hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm rupture during exploratory laparotomy. During surgery, this low birth weight infant (1.8 kg) was administered chest compressions and a blood transfusion. However, he repeatedly experienced massive bleeding episodes and thus received a massive transfusion. The infant shows unbelievable tolerance and tenacious vitality.

Keywords
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Hemorrhage
Low birth weight infant
Massive blood transfusion
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