Pathophysiological and Perioperative Features of Morbidly Obese Parturients

Yigal Leykin; Tommaso Pellis

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Expert Rev of Obstet Gynecol. 2009;4(3):313-319. 

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The growing incidence of obese parturients imposes physicians to be aware of the related increased risks of maternal and neonatal complications. A multidisciplinary approach is warranted, bearing in mind the peculiar pathophysiological modifications and limitations imposed by pregnancy and concomitant obesity. Adequately planned anesthetic and analgesic strategies must consider distinct features of airway management, patient positioning, pharmacological and procedural modifications.

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