Combined spinal–epidural anesthesia for an elderly patient with proportionate dwarfism for laparotomy

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Teena Bansal ; Rajmala Jaiswal ; Arnab Banerjee (2016)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
  • Journal: The Indian Anaesthetists' Forum (issn: 0973-0311, eissn: 0973-0311)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.4103/0973-0311.183578
  • Subject: proportionate dwarfism | Anesthesiology | Combined spinal–epidural | ovarian mass | RD78.3-87.3
    mesheuropmc: musculoskeletal diseases

Anesthesia in a dwarf patient may be challenging as various anatomical anomalies make both general and regional anesthesia difficult. These patients may have atlantoaxial instability, potential for airway obstruction, and associated respiratory problems that may pose pr... View more
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