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Phaeochromocytoma during pregnancy: anaesthetic management for a caesarean section combined with bilateral adrenalectomy

Authors:

G Jayatilaka,

Department of Anaesthesiology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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A Abayadeera ,

Department of Anaesthesiology, Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, LK
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C Wijayaratna,

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, LK
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H Senanayake,

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, LK
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M Wijayaratna

Department of Anaesthesiology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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Abstract

Phaeochromocytoma in pregnancy is associated with high maternal and neonatal mortality rates. Recently, improved management and antenatal diagnosis have reduced the maternal mortality rate below 1% and neonatal mortality rate below15% respectively [1].

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v58i4.6310

Ceylon Medical Journal 2013; 58: 173-174

Keywords: Phaeochromocytoma  
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v58i4.6310
How to Cite: Jayatilaka, G., Abayadeera, A., Wijayaratna, C., Senanayake, H. and Wijayaratna, M., 2013. Phaeochromocytoma during pregnancy: anaesthetic management for a caesarean section combined with bilateral adrenalectomy. Ceylon Medical Journal, 58(4), pp.173–174. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v58i4.6310
Published on 28 Dec 2013.
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