Anesthesia for Cesarean Section

  • Giorgio Capogna

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Paolo Mazzarello
    Pages 1-8
  3. Giorgio Capogna
    Pages 33-45
  4. Sarah Armstrong
    Pages 47-65
  5. Pierre Diemunsch, Eric Noll
    Pages 85-93
  6. Olivia Clancy, Nuala Lucas
    Pages 111-124
  7. Vincenzo Scotto di Palumbo
    Pages 125-135
  8. P. Y. Dewandre, J. F. Brichant
    Pages 137-151
  9. Michela Camorcia
    Pages 153-167
  10. Patricia Lavand’homme
    Pages 169-182
  11. Giorgio Capogna, Hans de Boer
    Pages 183-189
  12. Amanda Hutcherson, Susan Ayers
    Pages 211-224

About this book


This book examines every aspect of anesthesia in patients undergoing cesarean section. Anesthetic and surgical techniques are clearly described, with detailed guidance on indications and contraindications and identification of potential complications. Practical information is provided on postoperative analgesia, postoperative course and nursing, the significance of cesarean section for breastfeeding, and the occurrence of long-term problems and chronic pain after cesarean section. Other topics to be addressed include the history and epidemiology of cesarean delivery, effects on the fetus and neonate, ethical issues, the humanization of childbirth, and maternal expectations and satisfaction. While many books are available on obstetric anesthesia, none is exclusively devoted to cesarean section although it is one of the most frequently performed surgeries. Anesthesia for Cesarean Section will be appreciated by all anesthesiologists and will be a useful source of information for obstetricians, gynecologists, midwives, nurses, medical students, and trainees.


Analgesia after cesarean section Cesarean delivery Chronic pain Combined spinal epidural anesthesia Emergency cesarean section Epidural anesthesia Ethical issues General anesthesia Maternal satisfaction Spinal anesthesia

Editors and affiliations

  • Giorgio Capogna
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept of AnesthesiolgyCittà di Roma HospitalRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-42051-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42053-0
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