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Anesthesia management for pregnant patient with Arnold-Chiari malformation type I: A case report

By Şaban Yalçın, Mahmut Alp Karahan, Harun Aydoğan, Hasan Hüsnü Yüce, Ahmet Küçük and Mehmet Vural

Abstract

The Arnold-Chiari I malformation (ACM) is a congenitalanomaly characterized by downward herniation of thecerebellar tonsils into the spinal canal. The anomaly maypresent in a variety of ways with vague symptoms suchas head and limb pains, vertigo, hypoesthesia, weaknessin the extremities. Diagnosis is often difficult and thereforedelayed. Measurement of intracranial pressure in thesepatients is an important measure thus precautions shoulbe taken for avoidance of increased intracranial pressure.In this case report, we discussed the anesthetic managementof a pregnant patient with Arnold Chiari I malformationwho underwent an emergency caesarean section

Topics: Arnold-Chiari malformation, general anesthesia, pregnancy, Medicine (General), R5-920, Medicine, R, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences
Publisher: Dicle University Medical School
Year: 2012
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:4175a556fbb6469192c600005b9aadaf
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