Anesthesia for caesarean section in pregnant women with kyphoscoliosis: neuraxial or general?

  • Rostyslav Chaplynskyi Non­Commercial Enterprise of Kharkiv Regional Council “Regional Clinical Hospital”, Department of Anesthesiology, Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Andrii Horiainov Non­Commercial Enterprise of Kharkiv Regional Council “Regional Clinical Hospital”, Department of Anesthesiology, Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Anna Omelchenko-Seliukova Kharkiv National Medical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Keywords: spinal anesthesia, pregnancy and kyphoscoliosis, curvature of the spine, cesarean section

Abstract

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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Anesthesia for caesarean section in pregnant women with kyphoscoliosis: neuraxial or general?
Published
2019-11-01
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Chaplynskyi R, Horiainov A, Omelchenko-Seliukova A. Anesthesia for caesarean section in pregnant women with kyphoscoliosis: neuraxial or general?. PMJUA [Internet]. 2019Nov.1 [cited 2020Jan.22];4(3):63-6. Available from: https://painmedicine.org.ua/index.php/pnmdcn/article/view/207
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