Anesthetic management for a cesarean section in a parturient with huge vulvar and lower limbs elephantiasis: A case report

  • Surendra Kumar Sethi Department of Anaesthesiology, JLN Medical College, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
  • Kavita Jain
  • Neena Jain
  • Sohan Lal Yadav

Abstract

Elephantiasis is caused by accumulation of lymph in soft tissues due to long standing lymphatic obstruction.Elephantiasis of female external genitalia is very rare and its association with limb elephantiasis is also quite very rare.Elephantiasis in pregnancy poses difficulty for an anesthesiologist while providing neuraxial anesthesia to such a patient.So we report the anesthetic management of a primigravida patient with both vulvar and lower limbs elephantiasis posted for emergency cesarean section.

 

Author Biography

Surendra Kumar Sethi, Department of Anaesthesiology, JLN Medical College, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology, JLN Medical College, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

Published
2018-08-06
How to Cite
Sethi, S., Jain, K., Jain, N., & Yadav, S. (2018). Anesthetic management for a cesarean section in a parturient with huge vulvar and lower limbs elephantiasis: A case report. Journal of Society of Anesthesiologists of Nepal, 4(2), 110-112. Retrieved from http://www.jsan.org.np/jsan/index.php/jsan/article/view/192