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Int J Obstet Anesth. 2008 Oct;17(4):365-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijoa.2008.04.003.

Anaesthesia for caesarean section in a patient with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome associated with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.

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Department of Anaesthetics, Whittington Hospital, London, UK. tljdoc@aol.com

Abstract

We report the use of regional anaesthesia for elective caesarean section in a primigravida with hypermobility type Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (type III) associated with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Single-shot spinal anaesthesia was performed after failed epidural anaesthesia. This genotype, although generally associated with fewer antenatal and peripartum complications, is more likely than other types to display dysautonomia and orthostatic intolerance. This requires careful management for delivery.

PMID:
18617391
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijoa.2008.04.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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