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Successful spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section in an African patient with Takayasu’s arteritis

Mamo Woldu Kassa, Tadele Melese Benti, Alemayehu Ginbo Bedada

Abstract


Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a rare chronic inflammatory disease affecting mainly the aorta and its main branches. We report a case of a 24-year-old primigravida, an African patient, with TA planned for caesarean section at 37 weeks of gestation. Clinically, she has involvement of aortic arch and its branches and abdominal aorta. She underwent caesarean section and delivered an alive baby boy under successful spinal anaesthesia with insignificant complications. Although it is rare in the African continent, anesthesiologists should be up-to-date with the knowledge of perioperative anesthetic management of TA in pregnant cases requiring operative delivery.

Keywords: African patient, caesarean section, spinal anaesthesia, Takayasu´s arteritis



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