Amniotic fluid embolism and isolated coagulopathy: atypical presentation of amniotic fluid embolism.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209077
Title:
Amniotic fluid embolism and isolated coagulopathy: atypical presentation of amniotic fluid embolism.
Authors:
Awad, I T; Shorten, G D
Affiliation:
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Cork University Hospital, and University College Cork, Wilton, Cork, Republic of Ireland.
Citation:
Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2001 Jun;18(6):410-3.
Journal:
European journal of anaesthesiology
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209077
PubMed ID:
11412296
Abstract:
A 41-year-old multigravida presented at 32 weeks of gestation with polyhydramnios and an anencephalic fetus. Abnormal bleeding as a result of disseminated intravascular coagulation complicated an emergency Caesarean section for severe abdominal pain thought to be due to uterine rupture. Massive transfusion with blood products was necessary and the abdomen packed to control bleeding. The patient was transferred to the intensive care unit where she made a slow but complete recovery. Amniotic fluid embolism with atypical presentation of isolated coagulopathy is the likely diagnosis in this case. The case serves to demonstrate that amniotic fluid embolism may present with symptoms and signs other than the classical pattern of dyspnoea, cyanosis and hypotension.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adult; Anencephaly/pathology; Blood Coagulation Disorders/*complications/diagnosis/therapy; Blood Transfusion; Cesarean Section; Embolism, Amniotic Fluid/*complications/diagnosis/therapy; Female; Humans; Polyhydramnios/complications; Pregnancy
ISSN:
0265-0215 (Print); 0265-0215 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAwad, I Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorShorten, G Den_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:11:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:11:39Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:11:39Z-
dc.identifier.citationEur J Anaesthesiol. 2001 Jun;18(6):410-3.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0265-0215 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0265-0215 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid11412296en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/209077-
dc.description.abstractA 41-year-old multigravida presented at 32 weeks of gestation with polyhydramnios and an anencephalic fetus. Abnormal bleeding as a result of disseminated intravascular coagulation complicated an emergency Caesarean section for severe abdominal pain thought to be due to uterine rupture. Massive transfusion with blood products was necessary and the abdomen packed to control bleeding. The patient was transferred to the intensive care unit where she made a slow but complete recovery. Amniotic fluid embolism with atypical presentation of isolated coagulopathy is the likely diagnosis in this case. The case serves to demonstrate that amniotic fluid embolism may present with symptoms and signs other than the classical pattern of dyspnoea, cyanosis and hypotension.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAnencephaly/pathologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshBlood Coagulation Disorders/*complications/diagnosis/therapyen_GB
dc.subject.meshBlood Transfusionen_GB
dc.subject.meshCesarean Sectionen_GB
dc.subject.meshEmbolism, Amniotic Fluid/*complications/diagnosis/therapyen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshPolyhydramnios/complicationsen_GB
dc.subject.meshPregnancyen_GB
dc.titleAmniotic fluid embolism and isolated coagulopathy: atypical presentation of amniotic fluid embolism.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Cork University Hospital, and University College Cork, Wilton, Cork, Republic of Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalEuropean journal of anaesthesiologyen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-
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