The choice of anesthesia in Segawa's syndrome

Virgil Priscu, Samuel Lurie*, Irena Savir, David Rabinerson, Zion Hagay

*Corresponding author for this work

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Segawa's syndrome is a rare hereditary progressive dystonia with diurnal fluctuation, which, in contrast to other types of chronic dystonia in children, responds dramatically to levodopa therapy. We present a case of a patient, suffering from Segawa's syndrome who underwent two cesarean sections, and we describe our experience in providing anesthesia to that patient. The first cesarean section was performed with general anesthesia, while the second was accomplished with epidural anesthesia. On both occasions the anesthesia was uneventful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-155
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Anesthesia, obstetrical
  • Cesarean section
  • Dystonia, hereditary
  • Levodopa
  • Segawa's syndrome


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