Journal Article

Dural ectasia: a likely cause of inadequate spinal anaesthesia in two parturients with Marfan's syndrome

H. J. Lacassie, S. Millar, L. G. Leithe, H. A. Muir, R. Montaña, A. Poblete and A. S. Habib

in BJA: British Journal of Anaesthesia

Published on behalf of the British Journal of Anaesthesia

Volume 94, issue 4, pages 500-504
Published in print April 2005 | ISSN: 0007-0912
Published online February 2005 | e-ISSN: 1471-6771 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bja/aei076
Dural ectasia: a likely cause of inadequate spinal anaesthesia in two parturients with Marfan's syndrome

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We report two cases of Caesarean section in patients with Marfan's syndrome where continuous subarachnoid anaesthesia failed to provide an adequate surgical block. This was possibly because of dural ectasia, which was confirmed by a computed tomography scan in both cases.

Keywords: anaesthesia, obstetric; anaesthetic techniques, subarachnoid; complications, dural ectasia; complications, Marfan's syndrome; surgery, Caesarean section

Journal Article.  2922 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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