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Hosp Med. 2000 Dec;61(12):855-8.

Spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section: current clinical practice.

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  • 1Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital, Liverpool L12 2AP.

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  • Hosp Med. 2001 Feb;62(2):113.


Spinal anaesthesia has evolved as the preferred anaesthetic technique for most cases of caesarean section. Having been extensively studied and refined over the years, there are few situations where a spinal is absolutely contraindicated. While general anaesthesia will always have a place in obstetrics, in experienced hands a spinal offers safety, efficacy and an improvement in maternal morbidity.

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