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Epidural Analgesia and Autonomic Hyperreflexia: A Case Report

Citation

Katz, Vern L.; Thorp, John M., Jr.; & Cefalo, Robert C. (1990). Epidural Analgesia and Autonomic Hyperreflexia: A Case Report. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 162(2), 471-472.

Abstract

Autonomic hyperreflexia is a serious complication for paraplegic patients. A paraplegic woman in early labor presented with autonomic hyperreflexia. After epidural analgesia was established, hyperreflexia resolved. When the analgesic wore off, hyperreflexia returned. Continuous epidural analgesia may be helpful for pregnant women who are susceptible to autonomic hyperreflexia.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9378(90)90412-Z

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

1990

Journal Title

American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Author(s)

Katz, Vern L.
Thorp, John M., Jr.
Cefalo, Robert C.