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