2006, Number 4
Med Sur 2006; 13 (4)
Familiar-López IM, De la Fuente-García V, Herrera-Bello H, González-Chon O, Troyo-Barriga P
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ABSTRACTThe changes that occur during pregnancy might mimic some of the symptoms and signs of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, causing a delay in the diagnosis and treatment. Even more, the diagnosis may be complicated because imaging studies have potential risks for both the mother and fetus. During pregnancy, there is 5-fold increased risk of pulmonary embolism. In this article, we present a case report and review the literature available on pulmonary embolism during pregnancy.