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Point-of-care Ultrasound for Anesthetic Management of a Severely Obese Parturient

Indrani H Chincholi, Harsha Narkhede, Shrikanta P Oak, Nisha Gowani

Keywords : Obese, Obstetric, Point-of-care ultrasound, Spinal anesthesia.

Citation Information : Chincholi IH, Narkhede H, Oak SP, Gowani N. Point-of-care Ultrasound for Anesthetic Management of a Severely Obese Parturient. Res Inno in Anesth 2018; 3 (1):29-31.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10049-0045

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

There is a rising trend in obesity in the general population, thus it is not uncommon to have an obese obstetric parturient. The anesthesiologist should be well equipped to provide regional anesthesia. Ultrasonography is a useful tool to guide anesthesiologists in providing a successful regional block in obese parturient. We have successfully performed regional block in a severely obese parturient with use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS).


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