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Continuous spinal anaesthesia and analgesia for emergency caesarean section in a patient with severe kyphoscoliosis and acute lower respiratory tract infection

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Kishan Indika Rupasingha ,

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Registrar in Anaesthesiology, Castle Street Hospital for Women,  Colombo
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Ramani Pallemulla

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Consultant Anaesthetist, Castel Street Hospital for Women, Colombo
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Abstract

A primigravida with severe kyphoscoliosis and acute lower respiratory tract infection underwent emergency caesarean section (CS) under continuous spinal anaesthesia without complications in a major maternity hospital. This report highlights the anaesthetic challenges and the importance of early involvement of the anaesthesiologist.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/slja.v21i2.5551

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v21i2.5551
How to Cite: Rupasingha, K.I. & Pallemulla, R., (2013). Continuous spinal anaesthesia and analgesia for emergency caesarean section in a patient with severe kyphoscoliosis and acute lower respiratory tract infection. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology. 21(2), pp.79–82. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v21i2.5551
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Published on 17 Jun 2013.
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