What are the cautions for the use of spinal anesthesia in patients with eclampsia?

Updated: Apr 18, 2019
  • Author: Michael G Ross, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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The use of spinal anesthesia requires caution because of the possibility of total sympathetic blockade, resulting in maternal hypotension and uteroplacental insufficiency.


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