TITLE

Spinal Anaesthesia for a Severe Kyphoscoliotic Parturient - A Challenge

AUTHOR(S)
Santpur, Madhavi U.; Santpur, Unmesh; Saisathyanarayana, PV; Venogopalan, VM; Reddy, Ananth
PUB. DATE
April 2014
SOURCE
Indian Anaesthetists' Forum;Apr2014, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Pregnancy with kyphoscoliosis is a challenge to both, the obstetrician and the anaesthesiologist. Regional anaesthesia is technically difficult and the spread of the local anaesthetic drug is unpredictable due to the deformity. The pulmonary reserve of a parturient with kyphoscoliosis is poor and hence the risk of general anaesthesia is more. The severity of kyphoscoliosis is assessed by measuring the Cobb angle. A careful preoperative evaluation of cardio respiratory status would be a guide to plan and execute anaesthesia care. We report a case with severe kyphoscoliosis which was managed with subarachnoid block with a successful outcome.
ACCESSION #
96567569

 

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