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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-46

Elective cesarean section in a parturient with post burn neck contracture: An anesthetic challenge!


Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India

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Vanita Ahuja
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4472.114295

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The incidence of failed intubation in the pregnant population is 1 in 250-300 patients, which is 8 times higher than non-pregnant patients. Regional anesthesia is the technique of choice in a parturient with recognized potentially difficult airway for cesarean section; however, it may be controversial in the presence of anticipated intraoperative hemodynamic instability. We describe anesthetic management of 23-year-old female, gravida 2, para 1 admitted in the labor ward with central placenta previa and severe post burn contracture of neck for elective cesarean delivery.


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