Sudden Maternal Death from Suspected Amniotic Fluid Embolism and a Dead Baby Delivered with Natal Teeth

  • Faiza Kamran Ali Postgraduate trainee, Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Isra University Hospital, Hyderabad
  • Feriha Fatima Khidri Lecturer, Biochemistry Department, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro
  • Kamran Ali Shahani Head, Department of Pediatrics, Khairpur Medical College
  • Rafia Shah Lecturer, Prosthetic dentistry, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro
Keywords: Amniotic fluid embolism, natal teeth, pregnancy


Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare presentation in obstetric emergencies that carries great risk for the life of both mother and fetus. It is usually characterized by sudden cardiovascular collapse, respiratory distress and disseminated intravascular coagulation. Here we present a case of sudden death of a pregnant woman due to suspected AFE. We also present a rare finding of natal teeth in her deceased baby, which along with reported AFE in the mother, is an unlikely event in the medical literature.

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