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Emergent caesarian section and Pre-Eclamptic Toxemia - General vs Regional Anaesthesia

Author(s): Dr. Neena Bhardwaj | Dr. Sunanda Gupta

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 1234;
Date: 2000;
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Keywords: Pre Eclampsia | Caesarean | Anaesthesia

The eclamptic patients pose an uncommen yet foreboding challenge for the obstetric anaesthesiologist. Selection of regional anaesthesia for severely pre-eclamptic patients requiring caesarian section is still controversial. In this review, we attempt to outline the advantages and disadvantages of various anaesthetic techniques used for severely pre-eclamptic patients undergoing caesarian section.
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