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.
- Habib, AS; Helsley, SE; Millar, S; Deballi, P; Muir, HA
- May 2004
Volume / Issue
- 16 / 3
Start / End Page
- 217 - 219
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States