Anesthesia for caesarean section in pregnant women with kyphoscoliosis: neuraxial or general?
Keywords:spinal anesthesia, pregnancy and kyphoscoliosis, curvature of the spine, cesarean section
Аnesthetic management of cesarean section in pregnant women with severe kyphoscoliosis is quite debatable. It is believed that kyphoscoliosis is a contraindication to neuraxial anesthesia methods. The article presents a successful experience of spinal anesthesia in pregnant women with severe kyphoscoliosis. Authors believe that spinal anesthesia can be successfully performed in pregnant women with severe kyphoscoliosis – paramedian access at the L5–S1 level, due to the anatomical features of these vertebrae.
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