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Korean J Anesthesiol. 2004;47(1):126-131.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2004.47.1.126
A Case of Pulmonary Thromboembolism during Ceaserian Section of Placenta Previa Totalis: A case report.
Sang Il Lee, Jeong Rak Lee, Kyoung Tae Kim, Won Joo Choe, Jang Soo Park, Jung Won Kim, Chan Woo Song
1Department of Anesthesiology, Il-San Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, In-Je University, Il-San, Korea. jwk@ilsanpaik.ac.kr
2Chan-Woo Song Pain Clinic, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
The pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) developes occasionally in trauma, surgery and pregnancy. It presents dyspnea, tachycardia, syncope, hypotension and may be fatal by right heart failure. Severe intraoperative PTE is rare. But an intraoperative PTE occurs, it is difficult to diagnose with classic diagnostic measures such as ventilation-perfusion scan, pulmonary angiography, so appropriate management may be delayed. We experienced a case of severe PTE during Ceaserian section of placenta previa totalis. The patient survived and showed complete resolution after 1-year follw-up.

Keywords :pulmonary thromboembolism; intraoperative;ceaserian section;placenta previa totalis

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