Pulmonary Embolism Associated with Hyperemesis Gravidarum Two Case Reports

Bekir Keskinkılıç
Dilek Uygur
Ayşe Özcan
Yaprak Engin Üstün
Hüseyin Levent Keskin
Selma Karaahmetoğlu
Meral Esen
İrfan Şencan
Sema Sanisoğlu
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Pulmonary embolism is a major cause of death during pregnancy or the puerperium. The hemostatic changes in pregnancy creates a prothrombotic milieu. Hyperemesis gravidarum  is one of the recognised risk factors for venous tromboembolism.Two cases of maternal mortality were attributed to  PE associated with severe hyperemesis gravidarum in 2014 in Turkey. These two cases have been reported and discussed in the literature review. We aimed to alert clinicians that thromboprophylaxis should be considered when a pregnant woman suffers vomiting leading to clinical evidence of dehydration.


Maternal mortality, Pulmonary embolism, Risk factors, Hyperemesis gravidarum, Thromboprophylaxis

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21613/GORM.2016.490

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