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Case Scenario Trauma!

Trauma is the leading cause of maternal death unrelated to pregnancy.  The fetal death rate is 80% in the setting of maternal shock.

  • CT should be utilized to assess maternal injuries.
  • US should be utilized to assess fetal motion, heart rate, and evidence for placental abruption.

(For more information, see RadioGraphics 1999 19: 1349-1357)

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