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Hoarseness after Spinal Anaesthesia Persisting for Ten Days after Delivery: A Case Report

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimjopen.2015.262
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150–2

ABSTRACT

Hoarseness is common in general anaesthesia after tracheal intubation and brachial or cervial plexus block. However, there have been no reports of hoarseness associated with spinal anaesthesia in obstetric practice. We present a case of hoarseness in a parturient lasting for 10 days aftercombined spinal epidural anaesthesia with bupivacaine for Caesarean section. The hoarseness in this case may be caused by oedema of the vocal folds, which was due to high-level sympathetic blockade induced by the spinal anaesthesia.

Accepted: 
June 1, 2015
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