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

  • Mamo Woldu Kassa
  • Tadele Melese Benti
  • Alemayehu Ginbo Bedada
Keywords: African patient, caesarean section, spinal anaesthesia, Takayasu´s arteritis

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

Author Biographies

Mamo Woldu Kassa
Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, University of Botswana, Botswana
Tadele Melese Benti
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Botswana, Botswana
Alemayehu Ginbo Bedada
Department of Surgery, University of Botswana, Botswana
Published
2019-02-11
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1937-8688