Clinical course of disseminated intravascular coagulopathy-type amniotic fluid embolism: A report of three cases

Akihiro Hasegawa, Takeshi Murakoshi, Yoshiro Otsuki, Yuichi Torii
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research 2016, 42 (12): 1881-1885
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Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare complication of pregnancy and its mortality rate is high. There have been few reports of AFE with presence of severe coagulopathy and incoagulable bleeding, and absence of cardiopulmonary symptoms or limited cardiopulmonary symptoms, followed by massive blood loss during delivery. Such cases have been referred to as disseminated intravascular coagulopathy-type AFE, and the characteristics of this condition have been presented previously. Here we report three cases that fulfilled the diagnostic characteristics of disseminated intravascular coagulopathy-type AFE.

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