Amniotic Fluid Embolism: Proposed Mechanism and Management

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Amniotic fluid embolism is a rare condition resulting in an estimated 10% of maternal mortality in developed countries. We present a 30-year-old G6P4014 female with a history of 4 cesarean sections, who presented at 35 weeks with severe abdominal pain and was taken for repeat cesarean section. Immediately following delivery, the patient went into cardiopulmonary arrest and had diffuse oozing at the hysterotomy. The patient was subsequently transferred to the SICU and found to be in disseminated intravascular coagulation. Here we discuss the presentation, proposed mechanism, and management of amniotic fluid embolism


American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 12-16, 2023, San Francisco, CA