CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 474-476

Spinal anesthesia using Taylor's approach helps avoid general anesthesia in short stature asthmatic patient


Department of Anaesthesiology, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Amarjeet Dnyandeo Patil
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.159481

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The case history of a 35-year-old female patient with short stature is presented. She was posted for rectopexy in view of rectal prolapse. She was a known case of bronchial asthma. She had crowding of intervertebral spaces, which made administration of spinal anesthesia via the normal route very difficult. Taylor's approach for administration of the same was tried and proved successful, thus saving the patient from receiving general anesthesia in the presence of bronchial asthma, for a perineal surgery. The possible cause for the difficulty in administration of spinal anesthesia and the Taylor's approach are discussed, and reports of similar cases reviewed.


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