Epidural anaesthesia for Caesarean section in a patient with Devic's Syndrome

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Günaydın D. B. , Akcali D. T. , Alkan M.

ANAESTHESIA, vol.56, no.6, pp.565-567, 2001 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1365-2044.2001.01968-2.x
  • Journal Name: ANAESTHESIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.565-567
  • Keywords: anaesthetic techniques, epidural, complications, transverse myelitis, autonomic, hyperreflexia, AUTONOMIC HYPERREFLEXIA, TRANSVERSE MYELITIS, PREGNANCY, LABOR, PARTURIENT, ANESTHESIA, DELIVERY, WOMEN


The anaesthetic management of a 29-year-old paraplegic woman suffering from Devic's Syndrome scheduled to undergo Caesarean section under epidural anaesthesia is presented. The case is discussed with particular reference to the risk of autonomic hyperreflexia.