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Case Report Successful Embolectomy of a Pulmonary Saddle Embolism Post-cesarean Section Complicated by Cardiac Arrest: A Case Report
Jae Jun Lee, Jin Kim, Hyoung Soo Kim, Min Sun Kyung, Eu Sun Ro, Sung Mi Hwang, So Young Lim

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4266/kjccm.2009.24.3.164
1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, School of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea. iloveu59@hallym.or.kr
2Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, School of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea.
3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea.
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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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