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The Fastrach laryngeal mask for intubation is a new device designed for blind orotracheal intubation in patients with criteria predictive of difficult airway control. The new device looks like the conventional laryngeal mask but offers a series of design changes that allow orotracheal intubation to be accomplished without visualization of the glottis. The(More)
A 61-year-old woman in chronic treatment with 25 mg of amitriptyline underwent ovarian cancer resection under combined general and epidural lumbar anesthesia. After administration of local anesthetic she presented signs of severe arterial hypotension that was refractory to high doses of ephedrine and administration of dopamine alpha-adrenergic substances.(More)
Subarachnoid block is a widely practiced anesthetic technique. With the availability of small-diameter needles and the rises in out-patient surgery, the number of procedures performed with subarachnoid block and short-term local anesthesia have increased. We report two cases of bilateral pain in the lower extremities appearing 20-24 h after intradural(More)
We present the case of a 38-years-old tertipara at full term with a diagnosis by ultrasound of placenta previa who underwent elective cesarean under spinal anesthesia. After a difficult birth, anomalous adhesion of the placenta prevented its removal and caused massive hemorrhage of the placental bed and hypovolemic shock. Blood volume was restored and(More)
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