Failure of epidural analgesia converted to epidural anesthesia for cesarean delivery in a patient with bronchial atresia in labor
Jung, H.J.; Kim, J.B.; Im, K.S.; Kim, D.J.; Lee, J.M.
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research 37(6): 613-616
ISSN/ISBN: 1447-0756 PMID: 21314811 DOI: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2010.01385.x
Bronchial atresia is a rare anomaly characterized generally by obstruction in the bronchial system, mucus accumulation, emphysematous changes and bulla formation in the peripheral lung. Regional anesthesia is the choice for cesarean delivery in a parturient patient with this anomaly. We report a patient with a diagnosis of bronchial atresia in whom the conversion of epidural analgesia to epidural anesthesia for cesarean delivery failed during labor, needing the application of general anesthesia for a successful delivery.