Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is the most common neurodegenerative upper and lower motor neuron disease in adults but is not common in women of child-bearing age. We present a case of a pregnant woman who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and developed respiratory distress at 32 weeks-of-gestation. She underwent a cesarean delivery under combined spinal-epidural anesthesia with non-invasive ventilation. This resulted in a successful outcome for both the mother and the baby.

Additional Metadata
Keywords Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Cesarean delivery, Multidisciplinary team, Spinal-epidural anesthesia, Ventilation, non-invasive
Persistent URL,
Journal International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Kock-Cordeiro, D.B.M. (D. B.M.), Brusse, E, van den Biggelaar, R.J.M. (R. J.M.), Eggink, A.J, & van der Marel, C.D. (C. D.). (2018). Combined spinal-epidural anesthesia with non-invasive ventilation during cesarean delivery of a woman with a recent diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia. doi:10.1016/j.ijoa.2018.06.001