Epidural analgesia for labour in a parturient with neurofibromatosis.

  title={Epidural analgesia for labour in a parturient with neurofibromatosis.},
  author={M Dounas and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Jean Mercier and C Lhuissier and Dan Benhamou},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  volume={42 5 Pt 1},
  pages={420-2; discussion 422-4}
The first report of epidural analgesia for labour in a 26-yr-old woman with von Recklinghausen's neurofibromatosis is described. Epidural anaesthesia is often considered as contraindicated because neurofibromas may involve spinal cord and nerve roots. However, general anaesthesia was considered at high risk for this parturient on the basis of her previous medical and surgical history and of physical findings. The present observation suggests that epidural analgesia may be used in such… CONTINUE READING