Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Journal of Obstrectic Anaesthesia and Critical Care
Search articles
Home Print this page Email this page Small font size Default font size Increase font size Users Online: 227
CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 115-117

Amniotic fluid embolus in the absence of disseminated intravascular coagulation and respiratory failure: A diagnostic challenge


Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Fiona C Oglesby
Department of Anaesthesia, Royal United Hospital, Combe Park, Bath, Avon, BA1 3NG
UK
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/joacc.JOACC_33_18

Rights and Permissions

Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a potentially catastrophic complication unique to pregnancy, characterised by its poorly understood pathophysiology and diverse clinical manifestations. We present the case of a 37-year-old G1P1 mother, who developed sudden cardiovascular collapse in the immediate post-partum period. We detail the diagnostic uncertainty surrounding the condition and use this case to illustrate the clinical spectrum of AFE presentation.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed189    
    Printed0    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded62    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal