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Bizarre Reaction to Spinal (OB)

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by acidbase1, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. Southpaw

    Southpaw ASA Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 12, 2004
    Since you believe drug error (which explains all the symptoms, and resolution after GA was induced) isn't possible, you're left to search for causes of the increased ICP and resulting Cushing's response. If that's the case, only air entry into CS space could possibly explain (and I imagine it'd need to be a lot of air), in which case you're left to consider your CSE technique and whether or not you should be doing CSE. Air would've been seen most likely on the CT. Regardless, I hope you understand by now (since most posters have pointed it out) that CSE isn't needed for your practice. I hate using epidurals for CS (it's inferior to SAB), and I really can't find a reason to do CSE for labor for reasons previous posters have described.

    I don't see how how dural ectasia explains any of the symptoms described.
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  3. FFP

    FFP Grunt, cog, body, pompous ass Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    the opposite pole
  4. pgg

    pgg Laugh at me, will they? Moderator 10+ Year Member

    Dec 14, 2005
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    You induced GA right away, and your OBs are slow ... maybe she wasn't postictal because the next time she was awake was 2-3 hours later?
  5. acidbase1

    acidbase1 5+ Year Member

    Jul 28, 2011
    She was awake following commands after the convulsions before inducing for GA

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