[Obstetrical problems in patients with Glanzmann's thrombasthenia. A casuistic presentation (author's transl)].Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd. 1979 Jan; 39(1):68-74.GF
Glanzmann's thrombasthenia is a rare, autosomal recessive disorder of bleeding arrest. The differential diagnosis of this platelet defect with respect to recently gained knowledge is presented in the case of a pregnant woman. Because of pelvic presentation a cesarean section was performed after adequate platelet substitution, which did not involve excessive blood loss. A severe puerperal infection necessitated an abdominal hysterectomy after appropriate platelet transfusion. The difficulties in testing platelet function in the newborn are discussed. The effectiveness of a commercially available homologous phospholipide complex (Fibraccel) was tested on the patient in a noncritical phase. The results appear important for general procedure when pregnancy and platelet dysfunction concur.