Comorbidities and Positioning: Pregnancy

  • Thomas Scott Guyton


The goals of this chapter are to present the physiologic changes of pregnancy and relate these changes to the care of the pregnant patient undergoing neurosurgery. Timing of surgery and outcome data for the periviable period will be discussed. Evaluation of the fetus and fetal heart rate monitoring will be discussed in relation to patient management. The safety of radiologic imaging and procedures will be discussed. The chapter will include suggestions for positioning and management.


Aortocaval compression Craniotomy Fetus Neurosurgery Pregnancy Supine hypotensive syndrome 


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  • Thomas Scott Guyton
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  1. 1.Methodist Le Bonheur HealthcareMemphisUSA

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