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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2000;43(1):124-127.
Published online January 1, 2001.
A Case of Pulmonary Embolism After Cesarean Delivery.
Ki Cheol Kil, Dae Ho Kang, Jong Kun Lee, Eun Jeong Baik, Young Lee, Jong Gu Rha, Soo Pyung Kim
Abstract
Pulmonary Embolism, one of the causes of maternal death, is a life threatening disease that needs early and accurate diagnosis. We have exprerienced a case of a fatal pulmonary embolism which was diagnosed by lung perfusion scan on the postoperative 1 day after cesarean delivery and was managed with heparin therapy. We present this case with a brief review of literatures.
Key Words: pulmonary embolism, cesarean delivery, heparinization, lung perfusion scan


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