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Korean J Crit Care Med. 2009 Dec;24(3):164-167. English. Case Report.
Lee JJ , Kim J , Kim HS , Kyung MS , Ro ES , Hwang SM , Lim SY .
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, School of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea. iloveu59@hallym.or.kr
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, School of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea.
Abstract

A 41-year-old female underwent an uneventful cesarean section, which was followed by a pulmonary saddle embolism complicated by cardiac arrest. This case shows that successful embolectomy is possible, despite a potentially lethal pulmonary saddle embolism, 34 cm in length, and intra-operative cardiopulmonary resuscitation. We report our case and discuss the anesthetic considerations based on the literature.

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