Anesthesia for Non Obstetric Surgery During Pregnancy

Non obstetric surgery during Pregnancy

Surgery during pregnancy is complicated by the need to balance the requirements of two patients. Under usual circumstances, surgery is only conducted during pregnancy when it is absolutely necessary for the wellbeing of the mother, fetus, or both. Even so, the outcome is generally favourable for both the mother and the fetus. All general anaesthetic drugs cross the placenta and there is no optimal general anaesthetic technique.

Presentation By:

Dr Sarbari Swaika,

Associate Professor 
Department of Anaesthesiology,
Bankura Sammilani Medical College,
West Bengal.

More Stuff on Non Obstetric Surgery during pregnancy

BJA Article on same topic

Guidelines for Diagnosis, Treatment, and Use of Laparoscopy for Surgical Problems during Pregnancy

Other Articles on Obstetric Anesthesia