Korean J Anesthesiol.  1996 Jun;30(6):740-745. 10.4097/kjae.1996.30.6.740.

Epidural Anesthesia for Cesarean Section of Pregnant Woman with Lymphangioleimyomatosis

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Chinju, Korea.

Abstract

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis result from the proliferation of immature smooth muscle cells in the peribronchial, perivascular and perilymphatic areas of the lung. The disease primarily affects women of childbearing age, which has dyspnea, recurrent episodes of pneumothorax, pulmonary edema, chylous effusion and hemoptysis as symptoms. Most patients die from respiratory failure within 10 years after diagnosis. Definite diagnosis depends on histologic findings. We report our experience of anesthetic management for a pregnant woman with lymphangioleiomyomatosis which was confirmed with biopsy of inguinal lymph nodes.

Keyword

Anesthetic techniques; epidural; Lung; lymphangioleiomyomatosis; recurrent pneumothceax; pulmonary edema

MeSH Terms

Anesthesia, Epidural*
Biopsy
Cesarean Section*
Diagnosis
Dyspnea
Female
Hemoptysis
Humans
Lung
Lymph Nodes
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
Myocytes, Smooth Muscle
Pneumothorax
Pregnancy
Pregnant Women*
Pulmonary Edema
Respiratory Insufficiency
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