Cesarean section by local anesthesia in patients with familial dysautonomia

Joseph R. Leiberman, Adolph Cohen, Arnon Wiznitzer, Channa Maayan, Lev Greemberg

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Abstract

We describe a 29-year-old patient with familial dysautonomia who underwent cesarean section because of severe intrauterine fetal growth retardation. The surgery was done after induction of local anesthesia to avoid the critical and sometimes fatal complications of general anesthesia known in patients with familial dysautonomia. Surgery was uneventful and almost painless. The postoperative period was without complications. Induction of local anesthesia for cesarean section may constitute a suitable alternative in patients with familial dysautonomia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-111
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume165
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1991
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Familial dysautonomia
  • Riley-Day syndrome
  • anesthesia

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