Embolismo de líquido amniótico. Presentación de un caso

Fuentes-Martínez, Nelson; García-Pravia, María del Carmen; Vivanco-Allende, Blanca; Fresno-Forcelledo, Manuel Florentino
January 2013
Revista Española de Patología;ene-mar2013, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p51
Academic Journal
Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare obstetric syndrome occurring abruptly during delivery or the postpartum characterized by acute onset of dyspnea or haemodynamic collapse. Clinical diagnosis is often difficult due to the lack of specific tests. We present a case of AFE in a 37-year-old woman who developed abrupt dyspnea and cardiogenic shock during labour. An emergency caesarian section was performed due to the suspicion of AFE. The patient died but the foetus survived. The autopsy revealed amniotic components within the endocervix vessels and lung alveolar spaces, thus confirming the clinical diagnosis.


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