Indian Journal of Anaesthesia

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 344--346

Spinal anaesthesia for a caesarean section in a patient with paraneoplastic cerebellar ataxia


Ayca Tas Tuna1, Fatih Sahin1, Dilcan Kotan2, Ali Fuat Erdem1, Meltem Baykara3, Tuba Duzcan4 
1 Department of Anaesthesiology, Sakarya University, Faculty of Medicine, Sakarya, Turkey
2 Department of Neurology, Sakarya University, Faculty of Medicine, Sakarya, Turkey
3 Department of Oncology, Sakarya University, Faculty of Medicine, Sakarya, Turkey
4 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sakarya University, Faculty of Medicine, Sakarya, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Ayca Tas Tuna
Department of Anaesthesiology, Sakarya University, Faculty of Medicine, Sakarya
Turkey

Paraneoplastic cerebellar ataxia (PCA) is most frequently observed in gynaecological cancers, small cell lung cancer, breast cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, cancer testis or malignant thymoma. In the literature, there is no data related to the effects of PCA during pregnancy or reports on the effects of anaesthesia in patients with PCA. We present management of a pregnant woman with PCA who was suddenly unable to walk with PCA and for whom effective spinal anaesthesia was performed for an elective caesarean section with no complications.


How to cite this article:
Tuna AT, Sahin F, Kotan D, Erdem AF, Baykara M, Duzcan T. Spinal anaesthesia for a caesarean section in a patient with paraneoplastic cerebellar ataxia.Indian J Anaesth 2017;61:344-346


How to cite this URL:
Tuna AT, Sahin F, Kotan D, Erdem AF, Baykara M, Duzcan T. Spinal anaesthesia for a caesarean section in a patient with paraneoplastic cerebellar ataxia. Indian J Anaesth [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Nov 14 ];61:344-346
Available from: http://www.ijaweb.org/article.asp?issn=0019-5049;year=2017;volume=61;issue=4;spage=344;epage=346;aulast=Tuna;type=0