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March 28, 2016
|Vol. 3, Issue 3|
Amniotic Fluid Embolism: Combined Treatment with Surgery and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support - A Case Report
Arnon Wiznitzer, Rinat Gabbay-Benziv, Eran Altman, Dan Aravot and Philippe Biderman
Corresponding author: Arnon Wiznitzer, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helen Schneider Hospital for Women, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tiqwa 49100, Israel
A 42-year-old gravida 1, 40-weeks' gestation, presented with rupture of membranes in labor. Her history and prenatal care were unremarkable except for obesity. On physical examination, blood pressure was 156/91 mmHg with no other signs of pre-eclamsia. Due to non-progression at active labor, cesarean section was performed with extended "top-up" epidural and delivery of a healthy boy. Immediately after removal of the placenta, the patient reported chest pain, and became unresponsive. ECG (electrocardiography) demonstrated asystole.
Citation: Wiznitzer A, Gabbay-Benziv R, Altman E, Aravot D, Biderman P (2016) Amniotic Fluid Embolism: Combined Treatment with Surgery and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support - A Case Report. Obstet Gynecol Cases Rev 3:082.