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Anaesthetic Management for Emergency Caesarean Section in an Achondroplastic Dwarf

Author(s): Punam Raghove | Karampal Singh | Jatin Lal | Nandita Kad | Anju Ghai

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 13;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 1234;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Achondroplasia | caesarean section | general anaesthesia | spinal | epidural

Achondroplasia is the most common form of dwarfism. Underdevelopment and premature ossification of bones result in characteristic craniofacial and spinal abnormalities resulting in difficulties in both - airway management and in regional anaesthesia. In this case report, we describe the anesthetic management of an achondroplastic dwarf for caesarean section.
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