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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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PENA COTO, Carlos. Embolismo de líquido amniótico. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2014, vol.31, n.2, pp.119-126. ISSN 2215-5287.

A case of a female who is hospitalized for pregnancy-way extension for induction thereof, after their work presents TVB abundant so it is entered into operating room were assessed, you will not find the bleeding site, we performed hysterectomy and dies; is sent to the respective autopsy determined the cause of death: amniotic fluid embolism. This article reviews the etiology of this pathology, pathophysiology, diagnostic criteria thereof, risk factors, differential diagnosis and treatment.

Keywords : Amniotic fluid embolism; Disseminated intravascular coagulation; Diffuse alveolar damage; Operating Room; Cardio respiratory arrest; Oxygen saturation; No stress test; Packed red blood.

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