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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1996|
- Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, cesarean delivery, continuous spinal anesthesia
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine