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Epidural anesthesia for caesarean section in a pregnant patient with pituitary macroadenoma.

Authors
  • R, Remadevi
  • Babu, D Dinesh
  • Sureshkumar, K
  • Patil, Shubhada A
Type
Published Article
Journal
JOURNAL FOR CLINICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC RESEARCH
Publisher
JCDR Research and Publications
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2014
Volume
8
Issue
7
Identifiers
DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2014/9666.4552
PMID: 25177577
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Anaesthesia for patient with pituitary adenoma posted for non-neurosurgical surgeries is a challenge to the anaesthesiologist with the risk of sudden change in intracranial dynamics during administration of spinal anaesthesia or during stress response of general anaesthesia. There is a chance of increase in tumour size during antenatal period. A careful assessment of pituitary function and a screening of visual field and fundus examination are essential to rule out any mass effect. We are presenting the anaesthetic management of patient with pituitary macroadenoma posted for elective caesarean section done under epidural anaesthesia due to its rarity.

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