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Anesthetic Management of Acute Cervical Spinal Cord Injury in Pregnancy

Senka Baranović
Branka Maldini
Tomislav Čengić
Robert Kolundžić

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The incidence of traumatic spinal cord injury is 11,000 per year, with 55% of the injuries occurring between the age of 16 and 33, 18% of these in women of reproductive age. Diagnostic and early spinal decompression along with maintaining the mean arterial pressure to improve spinal cord perfusion and a high progesterone level in pregnancy for its neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effect have the leading role in neurological recovery and clinical outcome.
We present a case of a patient in the 17th week of pregnancy who sustained luxation fracture of the C5 and C6 vertebrae and tetraplegia as passenger in a road accident. The early operative treatment and appropriate anesthetic procedure resulted in good clinical outcome with complete neurological recovery.


Spinal cord injuries; Pregnancy; Acute disease; Arterial pressure; Decompression, surgical

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