Complications of Obstetric Anaesthesia

  • G. Lyons
Conference paper


Obstetric anaesthesia encompasses general anaesthesia, intrathecal analgesia and anaesthesia, and epidural analgesia and anaesthesia. J Selwyn Crawford, reviewing 27,000 obstetric epidurals, chose to classify complications according to severity, acknowledging life threatening, serious and minor complications [1], This form of classification will be used for this review. Sources of information range from reports of maternal mortality, through large follow up studies of complications to single case reports. Comprehensive coverage is not possible and this review will focus on issues that are both relevant and topical.


Epidural Analgesia Maternal Death Elective Caesarean Section Cauda Equina Syndrome Obstetric Anaesthesia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Lyons
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Obstetric AnaesthesiaSt. James’s University HospitalLeedsUK

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