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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 400-402

Anesthetic considerations in a patient of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease on hemodialysis for emergency cesarean section

Department of Anaesthesiology, B.Y.N.L Charitable Hospital, Mumbai Central, Mumbai, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9185.83694

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Renal disease, either preexisting or occurring during gestation may impair maternal and fetal health. A 35-year-old primigravida with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease on hemodialysis was scheduled for emergency cesarean section. She was managed successfully with low-dose intrathecal bupivacaine and fentanyl. In the case of pregnancy in such a patient, early involvement of the nephrologists along with the obstetrician can improve maternal and fetal outcome.

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