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Sudden death caused by embolization of trophoblast from hydatidiform mole.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3906024     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 16-year-old pregnant female presented to a hospital emergency room with vaginal bleeding and uterine cramping. She underwent a hysterotomy and curettage and, during the procedure, her pulse dropped from 130 to 30 beats/minute, her pO2 fell to 10 mm of mercury, and she could not be resuscitated. At autopsy, she was found to have massive pulmonary embolization of syncytiotrophoblast from a hydatidiform mole of the uterus. This is the sixth reported case of trophoblastic embolization from a hydatidiform mole ending in death. This fatal termination may occur after a period of respiratory symptoms and may occur regardless of the mode of treatment.
S D Cohle; C S Petty
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic sciences     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0022-1198     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Forensic Sci.     Publication Date:  1985 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-01-09     Completed Date:  1986-01-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375370     Medline TA:  J Forensic Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1279-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Capillaries / pathology
Death, Sudden / pathology*
Hydatidiform Mole / pathology*
Immunoenzyme Techniques
Lung / pathology
Pulmonary Embolism / pathology*
Trophoblasts / pathology*
Uterine Neoplasms / pathology*
Uterus / pathology

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