Combined spinal-epidural anaesthesia for Caesarean section in a paraplegic woman: Difficulty in obtaining the expected level of block

M. Agostoni, E. Giorgi, P. Beccaria, A. Zangrillo, G. Valentini

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Abstract

We describe the satisfactory use of combined spinal epidural (CSE) anaesthesia in the management of a 29-year-old paraplegic woman, with a spinal cord lesion at the T7 level, suffering from episodes of autonomic hyper-reflexia, during elective Caesarean section.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-331
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Anaesthesiology
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Anaesthetic technique, combined spinal epidural block
  • Autonomic nervous system, hyper-reflexia, paraplegia
  • Caesarean section

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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