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Obstetric Anesthesia
Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2014;9(3):228-230.
Published online July 31, 2014.
Spinal anesthesia during cesarean section in a liver transplant recipient: A case report
Woo Suk Chung, Yong Sup Shin, Chan Noh, Cha Hyun Oh
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. ysshin@cnu.ac.kr
Received: 5 November 2013   • Revised: 9 December 2013
Abstract
Liver transplantation (LT) has been widely performed and has become the treatment of choice in patients with medically non-treatable liver disorders. With surgical and medical advancements, LT recipients are now able to live a near-to-normal life. Pregnancy has also become possible in female LT patients. However, there are still several potential risk factors that must be considered in these particular patients. LT patients have a higher risk of anesthesia and are at high risk for delivering babies with prematurity and low birth weight. We report a case of successful spinal anesthesia in a 31-year-old LT patient for cesarean section.
Key Words: Cesarean section, Liver transplantation, Spinal anesthesia


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