Pregnancy complicated by aortic dissection: Caesarean delivery during extradural anaesthesia

A. Jayaram, H. M. Carp, L. Davis, S. L. Jacobson

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We report a case where dissection of the aorta occurred in pregnancy; only medical management was undertaken. Delivery was by Caesarean section during extradural anaesthesia and was accomplished safely several weeks after the dissection. The aetiology, association with pregnancy, diagnosis and management of acute dissection of the aorta are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-360
Number of pages3
JournalBritish journal of anaesthesia
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995



  • Anaesthesia, obstetric
  • Anaesthetic techniques, extradural
  • Complications, aortic dissection
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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