Placental abruption and severe disseminated intravascular coagulopathy

Hippokratia 2005, 9(3):130-131

N Klearhou, A Daniilidis, K Stergiopoulos, M. Bougatsia, A Mamopoulos
3rd Dpt Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hippokratio General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece


We describe a case of a 39 year old Para I with Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) following abruption of placenta at 29 weeks of gestation. She was operated four times and was transfused with 40 units of packed red cells, 43 units of fresh frozen plasma, 15 units of platelets and 36 units of cryoprecipitate. She presented with no history of thromboembolic disorders and there was no evidence of thrombophillia according to the laboratory investigations.