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Caesarean section in a patient with paramyotonia congenita.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10520399     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This case report details spinal anaesthesia for an elective caesarean section in a patient with the rare condition of paramyotonia congenita. There are few case reports of anaesthesia in this condition and none in the Australian anaesthetic literature. This case highlights the need for the avoidance of hypothermia and depolarizing muscle relaxants, the safety of spinal anaesthesia and a conservative approach to the management of plasma potassium concentration. The subsequent review outlines the current literature and discusses other issues involved in the anaesthetic management of this disorder.
R F Grace; V J Roach
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia and intensive care     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0310-057X     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesth Intensive Care     Publication Date:  1999 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-04     Completed Date:  1999-11-04     Revised Date:  2006-08-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342017     Medline TA:  Anaesth Intensive Care     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  534-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
North Shore Private Hospital, St Leonards, Sydney, New South Wales.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Obstetrical* / methods
Anesthesia, Spinal* / methods
Cesarean Section*
Myotonic Disorders*
Pregnancy Complications*

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