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Neurologic Complications in Obstetric Anesthesia 

Neurologic Complications in Obstetric Anesthesia
Neurologic Complications in Obstetric Anesthesia

Marjorie Gloff

, Melissa Kreso

, and Richard Wissler

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date: 24 June 2021

Neuraxial analgesia and anesthesia is routinely requested for women in the peripartum and postpartum period. Given that there is widespread knowledge of the benefits of obstetricians, mainstream media, and word-of-mouth communication, many patients expect to receive some form of neuaxial anesthesia during their peripartum experience. Neuraxial anesthesia can provide both pain relief during induction and labor and can provide surgical anesthesia for a variety of surgical procedures in the peripartum and postpartum period. While generally considered safe, neuraxial anesthesia is not without risk. This chapter discusses the most common neurologic complications associated with neuraxial anesthesia in the obstetric population.

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