Cesarean Delivery in the Bronchoscopy Suite in a Patient with an Anterior Mediastinal Mass
Corresponding AuthorUrsula Galway
Department of General Anesthesia, Anesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
A B S T R A C T
Mediastinal masses pose a significant challenge for anesthesiologists due to the risk of cardiorespiratory collapse. Pregnancy in of itself causes multiple detrimental changes to respiratory physiology. We present a case of cesarean delivery performed in the bronchoscopy suite followed by bronchoscopic airway evaluation in a patient at 33 weeks gestation with symptomatic anterior mediastinal mass. We discuss the multidisciplinary approach and anaesthetic management of this complicated case.
Article TypeCase Report
Publication historyReceived: Fri 23, Apr 2021
Accepted: Mon 10, May 2021
Published: Mon 31, May 2021
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