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J Clin Anesth. 2013 Nov;25(7):582-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2013.01.019. Epub 2013 Aug 30.

Anesthetic management of the pregnant burn patient: excision and grafting to emergency Cesarean section.

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  • 1Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA; Western Pennsylvania Hospital Department of Anesthesiology, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA.


Pregnant patients with burn injuries present a unique challenge for general medical care and require special anesthetic considerations. A 21 year old woman at 28 weeks' gestation, who suffered 45% total burn surface area partial and full-thickness burns during a fire in her home, is presented. Anesthetic management included preparation and care during excision and skin grafting procedures, and during emergency Cesarean delivery. The management plan was developed by a multi-disciplinary team of personnel from the departments of burn surgery, obstetrics, anesthesiology, neonatology, and nursing.

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Anesthesia; Burn wounds; Neonatology; Pregnancy burn injury; obstetrical

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