Successful pregnancy and delivery in a woman with achondroplasia
Achondroplasia is a common form of dwarfism occurring in one out of 25,000 of live births. These patients present many problems during pregnancy and at the time of the delivery. The anaesthetist may also face several difficulties for both general and regional anaesthesia. The aim of this case report is to discuss various obstetric and anaesthetic considerations in such patients and ways to manage the difficulties. A 29-year-old woman expecting her first child, with achondroplasia —height of just 3’2’’ (98 centimetres) — at 31 weeks of gestation, presented to our OPD for antenatal visit on May 15, 2018. Her successful elective lower segment caesarean section was performed on June 25, 2018 at 37 weeks in view of contracted pelvis under general anaesthesia. Continuous...