(Received 29 January 1983; accepted 15 March 1983)
Published Online: October
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Air embolism may rarely cause sudden death during or shortly after pregnancy. Certain obstetric techniques, douching procedures, and blowing air into the vagina have been associated with this phenomenon. A case of venous air embolism in a pregnant woman occurring during sexual intercourse in a rear entry position is presented.
Deputy medical examiner, Office of the Medical Examiner of Cook County, Chicago, IL
Deputy chief medical examiner, Office of the Medical Examiner of Cook County, Chicago, IL
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