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2019 Apr

Clin Case Rep



Management of pregnancy complicated by ankylosing spondylitis: A case report and literature review.


Midorikawa A, Wang L, Kuwata T, Taniguchi Y, Horiuchi I, Matsushita C, Chikazawa K, Takagi K
Clin Case Rep. 2019 Apr; 7(4):766-769.
PMID: 30997082.


Pregnancy complicated by ankylosing spondylitis is rare. Labor assistance and instrumental delivery may be difficult due to hip stiffness. Restriction in lumbar flexion may cause difficulties in administering neuraxial analgesia. Difficult intubation for general anesthesia due to limited neck mobility is another potential risk that must be considered.