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ECR 2018 / C-1696
Thrombotic complications in the postpartum period
Congress: ECR 2018
Poster No.: C-1696
Type: Educational Exhibit
Keywords: Abdomen, Extremities, Neuroradiology brain, CT, Ultrasound, Ultrasound-Colour Doppler, Diagnostic procedure, Complications, Contrast agent-intravenous, Embolism / Thrombosis, Obstetrics
Authors: F. D. S. Costeira1, F. M. F. Gomes2, F. Vieira1, C. Leite1, A. Salgado3; 1Braga/PT, 2Vila Nova de Sande/PT, 3Porto/PT
DOI:10.1594/ecr2018/C-1696

Conclusion

The hypercoagulability state that characterizes pregnancy and postpartum period has likely evolved to protect women from hemorrhage at the time of delivery or miscarriage. In the developing world, hemorrhage still represents the leading cause of maternal death. However, in developed countries, where hemorrhage can be prevented and treated, the most common cause of maternal death is thromboembolic disease. Therefore, it is essential for radiologists to be familiar with the main thrombotic complications that may present during this period.

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