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Anaesthesia for caesarean section in a patient with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1467085     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report the successful use of combined spinal and extradural anaesthesia for elective Caesarean section in a primigravid patient with Ehlers-Danlos type IV (EDS IV). EDS IV is a rare disorder with a high pregnancy-related mortality. Previous reports have not addressed the question of anaesthesia for delivery. It is not possible to be didactic about anaesthetic technique for such patients. The relative risks of general and regional anaesthesia must be discussed fully, and the risks weighed against the wishes of the woman and her partner.
Authors:
D Brighouse; B Guard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of anaesthesia     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0007-0912     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Anaesth     Publication Date:  1992 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-01-26     Completed Date:  1993-01-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372541     Medline TA:  Br J Anaesth     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  517-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Shackleton Department of Anaesthetics, Southampton University Hospitals.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Anesthesia, Epidural / methods*
Anesthesia, Obstetrical / methods*
Anesthesia, Spinal / methods*
Cesarean Section*
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome*
Female
Humans
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications*

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