Ancillary studies in amniotic fluid embolism: a case report and review of the literature.

@article{Marcus2005AncillarySI,
  title={Ancillary studies in amniotic fluid embolism: a case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Bradley J Marcus and K. A. Collins and Russell A. Harley},
  journal={The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology},
  year={2005},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={92-5}
}
The incidence of amniotic fluid embolism during pregnancy is approximately 1/50,000 and has a mortality rate in excess of 80%. The postmortem diagnosis of amniotic fluid embolism can be challenging for forensic investigators and pathologists. At autopsy, usually signs of disseminated intravascular coagulation suggest an amniotic fluid embolism. A definitive… CONTINUE READING