Nigerian Medical Journal

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 223--225

Suspected pulmonary embolism postcesarean section in a patient with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease


Olusegun O. Badejoko1, Olufunke F. Dada2, Akaninyene E. Ubom4, Olumuyiwa T. Ajayeoba4 
1 Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatology, Obafemi Awolowo University; Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
2 Department of Anaesthesia, Obafemi Awolowo University; Department of Anaesthesia, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Olusegun O. Badejoko
Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Nigeria

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common genetically inherited kidney disease worldwide. It is however relatively underdiagnosed in Africans because its diagnosis is often incidental. During pregnancy, ADPKD is associated with increased risk of preeclampsia and venous thromboembolism. The case of a 33-year-old lady incidentally diagnosed with ADPKD during pregnancy is presented. She developed preeclampsia at term and had cesarean delivery of twins. She however suffered cardiopulmonary arrest postoperatively and this created a treatment dilemma because therapeutic anticoagulation which was the primary treatment for her suspected pulmonary embolism was absolutely contraindicated if the actual cause of her collapse was ruptured cerebral aneurysm which was also a feature of ADPKD. We decided to resuscitate aggressively and perform an urgent cranial computed tomography which ruled out intracranial hemorrhage. We then commenced anticoagulation and she made an excellent recovery. This case illustrates the importance of a timely multidisciplinary approach to patient management.


How to cite this article:
Badejoko OO, Dada OF, Ubom AE, Ajayeoba OT. Suspected pulmonary embolism postcesarean section in a patient with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.Niger Med J 2020;61:223-225


How to cite this URL:
Badejoko OO, Dada OF, Ubom AE, Ajayeoba OT. Suspected pulmonary embolism postcesarean section in a patient with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. Niger Med J [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 25 ];61:223-225
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