Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy and adult respiratory distress syndrome: Life-threatening complications of hysteroscopy

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      A 23-year-old, healthy woman underwent hysteroscopy during which Hyskon solution was injected into the uterine cavity. Soon afterward she developed a bleeding coagulopathy followed by acute respiratory insufficiency and pulmonary edema, necessitating endotracheal intubation and artificial ventilation with positive end-expiratory pressure. This rare complication of hysteroscopy was most probably due to the injection of Hyskon solution. (AM J OBSTET GYNECOL 1990;162:44-5.)

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