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Complete failure of spinal anaesthesia in obstetrics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17509868     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intrathecal anaesthesia, either as a single shot-spinal or as part of a combined spinal-epidural technique, is now widely accepted as the management of choice for caesarean section. It generally produces rapid and predictable anaesthesia, yet occasionally fails for no apparent reason. Four case reports of seemingly inexplicable complete failure of intrathecal anaesthesia are presented, together with a literature review of other cases and possible causes of the failure, which include anatomical abnormality, drug failure and management failure.
J Hoppe; P Popham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-05-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of obstetric anesthesia     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0959-289X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Obstet Anesth     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-12     Completed Date:  2007-08-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200430     Medline TA:  Int J Obstet Anesth     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  250-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Women's Hospital, Carlton, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Epidural
Anesthesia, Obstetrical* / adverse effects
Anesthesia, Spinal* / adverse effects
Anesthetics, Local
Cesarean Section*
Diabetes Complications / physiopathology
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / physiopathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Treatment Failure
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anesthetics, Local

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