Anesthetic management of the parturient with ankylosing spondylitis

R. A. Bourlier, David Birnbach

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Abstract

Pregnancy may occur in patients with ankylosing spondylitis, a chronic inflammatory joint disease. This disease, which is included in the group of seronegative spondylarthropathies, may be characterized by both intra- and extra-articular manifestations. Although most pregnant patients with ankylosing spondylitis experience normal spontaneous vaginal deliveries, manifestations of the disease may interfere with labor and delivery as well as the administration of general and regional anesthesia. Therefore, physicians caring for a pregnant patient with ankylosing spondylitis should be aware of the obstetric and anesthetic implications and the ramifications of active disease. These patients should be referred to an anesthesiologist early in pregnancy so that the obstetrician and anesthesiologist can together formulate a plan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-247
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Ankylosing Spondylitis
Anesthetics
Parturition
Joints
Spondylarthropathies
Pregnancy
Conduction Anesthesia
Joint Diseases
General Anesthesia
Obstetrics
Physicians
Anesthesiologists

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Psychology(all)

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Anesthetic management of the parturient with ankylosing spondylitis. / Bourlier, R. A.; Birnbach, David.

In: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia, Vol. 4, No. 4, 01.01.1995, p. 244-247.

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