Death from amniotic fluid embolism in early postpartum period: a case report

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This paper presents the case of a 40-year-old woman who died from amniotic fluid embolism on the third day after operative delivery (IV) at 38 weeks of gestation. Histological examination was conducted using staining with hematoxylin and eosin and Schiff reagent. The basis for the postmortem diagnosis was the presence of solid and liquid components of amniotic fluid in the uterine and pulmonary vessels with the absence of morphological substrate of other critical obstetric states.

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Elena V. Protsenko

Gorodkov Ivanovo Research Institute of Maternity and Childhood

Email: procenko_e_v@mail.ru
ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0490-5686
SPIN-code: 1343-3881
ResearcherId: B-1147-2017

MD, PhD, Head of the Pathomorphology and Electronic Microscopy Laboratory

Russian Federation, Ivanovo, Russia

Lyudmila V. Kulida

Gorodkov Ivanovo Research Institute of Maternity and Childhood

Author for correspondence.
Email: kulida@mail.ru
ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8962-9048
SPIN-code: 6208-4487
ResearcherId: B-1080-2017

MD, PhD, Leading Researcher of the Pathomorphology and Electronic Microscopy Laboratory

Russian Federation, Ivanovo, Russia

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1. Fig. 1. Amniotic fluid embolism: а – epithelial cell in the lumen of a pulmonary arteriole (hema-toxylin and eosin staining, ×400); b – uterine-placental artery with mucous liquid component of the amniotic fluid (periodic acid Schiff-positive reaction, ×100)

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