Epidural anesthesia in pregnant patients with low platelet counts.

@article{Rolbin1988EpiduralAI,
  title={Epidural anesthesia in pregnant patients with low platelet counts.},
  author={Stephen H Rolbin and Derek Abbott and E Musclow and F R Papsin and L M Lie and Jacob Freedman},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1988},
  volume={71 6 Pt 1},
  pages={918-20}
}
A number of patients demonstrate thrombocytopenia in the peripartum period. One hundred four patients with unexplained transient periparturient thrombocytopenia were found over a nine-month period. Sixty-one of them received epidural anesthesia without neurologic sequelae. Epidural anesthesia is safe if the platelet count exceeds 100 x 10(9)/L in otherwise healthy women.