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Anaesthetic Management of Achondroplastic Dwarf Posted for Emergency Caesarean Section
Achondroplasia is the most common cause of dwarfism which results from a spontaneous fibroblast growth factor receptor gene mutation. Affected patients typically have short limbs and large head. The safe delivery of anaesthesia requires the understanding of the pathophysiology of this disease.
Achondroplasia, Caesarean Section, Spinal Anaesthesia.
- Musculoskeletal Disorders. In: Chestnut’s Obstetric Anaesthesia principles and practice. 4th edition, chapter 48, p 1048-1049.
- Saxena et al, Anaesthetic management of caesarean section in an achondroplastic dwarf,Indian Journal of Anaesthesiology 2008;52(6):844-848.
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