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2022 Sep 02

Acta Anaesthesiol Scand

Incidence of conversion to general anaesthesia and need for intravenous supplementation in parturients undergoing caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia – A retrospective observational study.


Stav M, Matatov Y, Hoffmann D, Heesen P, Gliesche V, Binyamin Y, Ioscovich A, Eidelman LA, Orbach-Zinger S
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2022 Sep 02.
PMID: 36056463.


Conversion from spinal anaesthesia to general anaesthesia (GA) was shown to be associated with more complications. It has been postulated that spinal injection of a low dose of local anaesthetic is a risk factor. We aimed to discover the rate of conversion from spinal anaesthesia to GA in women who received at least 10 mg heavy bupivacaine and opioids and assess its risk factors.