Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) associated with disseminated intravascular clotting (DIC) is usually fatal. Such a combination generally occurs at the term of pregnancy or in the immediate postpartum period. A case of AFE with DIC following a hypertonic-salineinduced abortion, is reported. The patient was in the midtrimester with a live fetus. Prompt recognition and treatment of her condition ensured her complete recovery. Such a case has not, to our knowledge, been previously reported.
- Amniotic fluid