Painless abruptio placentae associated with disseminated intravascular coagulation and syncope

C. Crawford Mechem, Robert K. Knopp, David Feldman

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Abstract

Abruptio placentae is a complication of pregnancy associated with significant morbidity and mortality for both fetus and mother. The presence of uterine pain and tenderness traditionally has been considered a useful criterion for distinguishing abruptio placentae from other causes of bleeding in pregnancy. We report the case of a 25-year-old woman who presented with painless abruptio placentae and coagulopathy during the second trimester. This case illustrates the importance of considering this diagnosis in pregnant patients with vaginal bleeding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)883-885
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Emergency Medicine
Volume21
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1992

Keywords

  • abruptio placentae

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