Anaesthetic management of a patient diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis taken to caesarean section: Case report

  • Renato Moreno-Gonzales  a. Instituto Nacional Materno Perinatal, Lima, Peru. b. Instructor, Latinoamericano Curso SAFE: Anestesia Obstétrica, Peru
  • Gunther Vásquez-Rojas Instituto Nacional Materno Perinatal, Lima, Peru
  • Meiling Rojas Fun Instituto Nacional Materno Perinatal, Lima, Peru
Keywords: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Motor neuron disease, Cesarean section, Anesthesia, Case Report

Abstract

Introduction:

In the obstetric population with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, caesarean delivery may be indicated in order to avoid greater maternal respiratory distress induced by the physiologic changes at the end of gestation and the progressive muscle weakness caused by the disease. Optimal anaesthetic management is required in order to guarantee the ideal conditions for surgery and to preserve patient respiratory function.

Objective:

To describe the anaesthetic management of a patient diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis scheduled for caesarean section.

Methods and results:

We describe the case of a 38-week pregnant woman diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis who under went caesarean section under sequential combined spinal-epidural anaesthesia. In addition, a review of the literature was conducted.

Conclusions:

Combined spinal-epidural anaesthesia was a good option as anaesthetic technique for caesarean section in this patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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Moreno-Gonzales R, Vásquez-Rojas G, Rojas Fun M. Anaesthetic management of a patient diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis taken to caesarean section: Case report. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2017Oct.1 [cited 2021Apr.22];45(Supplement):86-9. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/259

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2017-10-01
How to Cite
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Moreno-Gonzales R, Vásquez-Rojas G, Rojas Fun M. Anaesthetic management of a patient diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis taken to caesarean section: Case report. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2017Oct.1 [cited 2021Apr.22];45(Supplement):86-9. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/259
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