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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 618-620

Anaesthetic management for caesarean section in a case of previously operated with residual pituitary tumour


Department of Anaesthesiology, Seth GSMC and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Prerana N Shah
73 B, Varma Villa, Vitthalbhai Road, Vile Parle West, Mumbai 400 056, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.90623

PMID: 22223910

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Successful anaesthetic management for caesarean section in a case with previous pituitary tumour resection, with residual tumour, is reported. The pituitary gland undergoes global hyperplasia during pregnancy. Functional pituitary tumours may exhibit symptomatic enlargement during pregnancy. Growth hormone secreting tumour is associated with acromegaly which has associated anaesthetic implications of difficult airway, systemic hypertension, and diabetes and electrolyte imbalance. Intracranial space occupying lesions can increase intra cranial pressure and compromise cerebral perfusion or cause herniation. We report management of this case.


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