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Epidural analgesia for labour in a patient with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8922772     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: We report a case of a parturient with peroneal muscular atrophy-Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1 (CMT)-who received epidural analgesia for labour. The effects of pregnancy and labour on the course of CMT are reviewed, together with the current literature on the provision of epidural and general anaesthesia in this disease. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 26-yr-old primipara with CMT was provided with epidural analgesia for labour. She experienced good pain control and suffered no untoward neurological sequelae. CONCLUSION: Epidural analgesia, after thorough discussion with the patient, may be offered to parturients with CMT.
T Scull; S Weeks
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthésie     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0832-610X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Anaesth     Publication Date:  1996 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-03     Completed Date:  1997-03-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701709     Medline TA:  Can J Anaesth     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1150-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Analgesia, Epidural*
Analgesia, Obstetrical*
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease / physiopathology*
Pregnancy Complications / physiopathology*

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