Anesthetic Management of the Parturient for Lumbar Disc Surgery in the Prone Position Article

PMID: 26412999 Web of Science: 000420503300015

Cited authors

  • Martel, Colleen G.; Volpi-Abadie, Jacqueline; Ural, Kelly


  • Background: While back pain is common in pregnancy, urgent surgical intervention is rarely required.; Case Report: A parturient in the third trimester presented with foot drop and sensory deficits. Surgical intervention was deemed necessary and was performed in the prone position to facilitate exposure. A multidisciplinary approach was vital to the management plan.; Conclusion: For any pregnant patient undergoing nonobstetric surgery, the care provided should be individualized and thoughtful, keeping in mind both the mother and fetus.

Publication date

  • 2015

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1524-5012

Start page

  • 259

End page

  • 261


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