Anaesthetic management of a woman with autosomal recessive limb-girdle muscular dystrophy for emergency caesarean section.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report the successful management of a 28-year-old parturient with an autosomal recessive limb-girdle muscular dystrophy with severe restrictive lung disease, who required non-invasive positive pressure ventilation in the third trimester of her pregnancy. At 37 weeks' gestation she had combined spinal-epidural anaesthesia for emergency caesarean section and had an uncomplicated intra- and postoperative course. The anaesthetic management is discussed and the literature briefly reviewed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Allen, T; Maguire, S

Published Date

  • October 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 370 - 374

PubMed ID

  • 17643284

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0959-289X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ijoa.2007.03.003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands