Published on October 30th, 2012 | by Daniel Jolley
Anesthesia in pregnancy for non-obstetric surgery
This is an introduction to anesthesia in pregnancy for non-obstetric surgery, suitable for those with an intermediate level of anesthesia experience. This talk discusses the prevalence of pregnant women requiring surgery during their pregnancy; the most common types of pathology and surgery occurring during pregnancy; the diagnostic challenges of these; and finally the implications for the anaesthetist or anesthesiologist.
For a more in-depth review, Reitman & Flood’s 2011 BJA article ‘Anaesthetic considerations for non-obstetric surgery during pregnancy‘ provides a great overview.