Anesthesia for cesarean section in a patient with spinal muscular atrophy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We describe the anesthetic management for cesarean section and tubal ligation of a 23-year-old primipara with type II spinal muscular atrophy (benign Werdnig Hoffmann). She was wheelchair-bound, had severe restrictive lung disease, and severe kyphoscoliosis, with Harrington rods extending from the thoracic to the sacral spines. A general anesthetic was given. We used propofol and alfentanil for rapid-sequence induction of anesthesia. We did not use any muscle relaxants intraoperatively. Postoperative care was provided in the intensive care unit. The patient made a good recovery.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Habib, AS; Helsley, SE; Millar, S; Deballi, P; Muir, HA

Published Date

  • May 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 217 - 219

PubMed ID

  • 15217664

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0952-8180

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jclinane.2003.07.011


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States