Lung mass due to amniotic fluid embolism--an intrathoracic complication of pregnancy

Scand Cardiovasc J. 1999;33(2):117-9. doi: 10.1080/14017439950141939.


A 29-year-old woman with right chest pain was admitted for radiographic investigation and found to have a round mass in the right lower zone. This was initially suspected to be a hydatid lung cyst but was confirmed as a cystic mass by computed tomography and duly excised. Histologic examination revealed an amniotic fluid embolism. The patient had had a stillbirth three months earlier.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Embolism, Amniotic Fluid / complications*
  • Embolism, Amniotic Fluid / diagnostic imaging
  • Embolism, Amniotic Fluid / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung Diseases / etiology*
  • Lung Diseases / pathology
  • Pleural Effusion / etiology
  • Pregnancy
  • Pulmonary Artery / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed