[Complications and peculiarities of anesthesia in abdominal delivery].

  • E Ia Balich
  • Published 1993 in Anesteziologiia i reanimatologiia


Analysis of the reasons responsible for complications of anesthesia in abdominal delivery has shown that such complications are most frequent before fetus extraction. They are: poorly corrected hypo- or hypertension and tachycardia; damages of major vessels, pleura and lungs upon central vein puncture; severe hypoxia in difficult or abortive intubations with mouth, larynx, pharynx, trachea and esophagus injuries; regurgitation and development of aspiration pneumonia (Mendelson syndrome); toxic and allergic reactions to psychopharmacological, narcotic and local anesthetic agents; signs of laryngobronchiolospasm; complications during suture of the uterus and abdominal cavity when main anesthesia is performed (hypotonic bleeding with the onset of ARDS, hemodynamic disturbances due to microembolism of the pulmonary artery branches upon active contractions of the uterus caused by uterotonics, side effects of myorelaxants); complications in the early postoperative period (prolonged apnea, the onset of acute cardiopulmonary and hepatic failure).

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@article{Balich1993ComplicationsAP, title={[Complications and peculiarities of anesthesia in abdominal delivery].}, author={E Ia Balich}, journal={Anesteziologiia i reanimatologiia}, year={1993}, volume={1}, pages={51-5} }