Dural ectasia: a likely cause of inadequate spinal anaesthesia in two parturients with Marfan's syndrome.


Journal Article

We report two cases of Caesarean section in patients with Marfan's syndrome where continuous subarachnoid anaesthesia failed to provide an adequate surgical block. This was possibly because of dural ectasia, which was confirmed by a computed tomography scan in both cases.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lacassie, HJ; Millar, S; Leithe, LG; Muir, HA; Montaña, R; Poblete, A; Habib, AS

Published Date

  • April 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 94 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 500 - 504

PubMed ID

  • 15695549

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15695549

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0007-0912

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/bja/aei076


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England