Anesthesia for Surgery in the Pregnant Surgical Patient

  • A. M. Malinow
  • J. W. Ostheimer
Part of the Developments in Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology book series (DCCA, volume 30)


Anesthetic management of the pregnant surgical patient must address the well-being of both mother and fetus. The patient’s surgical condition, pregnancy-induced physiologic changes, and possible adverse effects (both direct and indirect) of anesthesia all have a bearing on anesthetic management. Attention must be paid to the duration of the planned surgical procedure, the possible sequelae from anesthesia and surgical intervention, the condition of the pregnancy, and the gestational age and viability of the fetus.


Nitrous Oxide Minimum Alveolar Concentration Inhalational Agent Uterine Blood Flow Uterine Tone 
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