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SETB. 2014; 48(3): 244-7

Presumed amniotic fluid embolism: case report

Günseli Özdemir, Arzu Koçbebek, Şerife Bilgin, Ayşe Hancı.

Amniotic fluid embolism, also referred to as anaphylactoid syndrome of pregnancy, is a rare obstetric emercency that may commonly manifest itself during pregnancy, delivery or immediate postpartum period. A case report of 24 year-old women, at 38 week’s gestation of her pregnancy who suffered probable amniotic fluid embolism at 12 h postpartum following caeseraen section under general anaesthesia, with the development of cardiopulmonary arrest and coagulopathy, is outlined. Based on a high index of suspicion, aggressive therapy was instituted immediately including critical care setting and she recovered completely. In this case report, we aimed to highlight the importance of early diagnosis and treatment for favourable outcome.

Key words: amniotic fluid embolism, hemorrhage, dissemine intravascular coagulation, cardiopulmonary arrest

Article Language: Turkish English

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