Amniotic fluid embolism

Fatal case confirmed at autopsy five weeks after delivery

Harold D. Attwood*, Warwick J. Delprado

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Abstract

A 28-year-old woman died 36 days after an episode of shock followed by disseminated intravascular coagulation clinically thought to be due to amniotic fluid embolism (AFE). At necropsy squames could be still be identified in an infarcted area of lung and the clinical diagnosis proved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-382
Number of pages2
JournalPathology
Volume20
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 36 days post partum
  • Amniotic fluid embolism
  • Necropsy

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    Attwood, H. D., & Delprado, W. J. (1988). Amniotic fluid embolism: Fatal case confirmed at autopsy five weeks after delivery. Pathology, 20(4), 381-382.