Ex utero intrapartum treatment procedure in a patient with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, using continuous spinal anesthesia and intravenous nitroglycerin for uterine relaxation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The ex utero intrapartum treatment procedure allows for the controlled management of a potentially life-threatening difficult airway in the newborn. General anesthesia has previously been reported for the management of this procedure. We report the use of continuous spinal anesthesia in conjunction with intravenous nitroglycerin for the ex utero intrapartum treatment procedure in a woman with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, a rare syndrome characterized by rigid joints and limb contractures.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Benonis, JG; Habib, AS

Published Date

  • January 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 53 - 56

PubMed ID

  • 17451933

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-3374

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ijoa.2007.01.007


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands