Continuous spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery in a patient with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita

Anna Rozkowski, Dorota Smyczek, David J. Birnbach

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Background and Objectives. Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) is a syndrome, diagnosed at birth, which presents with multiple joint contractures. Because this disease often progresses until there is dysfunction of multiple organ systems, it may have an impact on the anesthetic management. There are few anesthetic reports of this disease in the adult pregnant patient. Methods. A patient with AMC who underwent elective cesarean delivery with continuous subarachnoid bupivacaine anesthesia. Results. The patient delivered a healthy infant and recovered uneventfully from the anesthetic with no postoperative complications. Conclusion. Continuous soinal anesthesia can be safelv used for cesarean delivery in patients with AMC in the presence of appropriate monitoring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)477-479
Number of pages3
JournalRegional Anesthesia
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996



  • Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, cesarean delivery, continuous spinal anesthesia

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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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