Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Case ReportVolume 3 Issue 3

Amniotic Fluid Embolism During Labour, A Rare Occurrence with High Mortality: A Case Report

BC Oranye*, B Chukwukelu, FA Faduyile, A Ogunmokun and N Oseni

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Eko Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: BC Oranye, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Eko Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria.

Received: January 21, 2022; Published: February 24, 2022


Amniotic fluid embolism is a rapid, serious birth complication that occurs in pregnant women especially during labor following any manipulation/trauma that leads to leak of amniotic fluid and setting up a cascade of allergic-like reaction. It causes rapid cardiovascular collapse and usually affects both mother and fetus. Prompt detection and rapid management leads to reduction in morbidity and mortality.

Keywords: Amniotic Fluid Embolism, Cardiovascular Collapse, Fetal Death, Maternal Death, Artificial Rupture of Membrane


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Citation: BC Oranye., et al. “Amniotic Fluid Embolism During Labour, A Rare Occurrence with High Mortality: A Case Report". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 3.3 (2022): 40-42 .

Copyright: © 2022 BC Oranye., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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