Malbrain MLNG. Management of peripartum intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome. Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica. 2019 May 9. PMID: 31070780 [PubMed]
Normal pregnancy leads to a state of chronically increased intra-abdominal pressure. Obstetric and non-obstetric conditions may increase intra-abdominal pressure further, causing intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome, which leads to maternal organ dysfunction and a compromised fetal state. Limited medical literature exists to guide treatment of obstetric patients with these conditions. In this state-of-the-art review, we propose a diagnostic and treatment algorithm for the management of peripartum intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome, informed by newly available studies. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.