Kartagener's syndrome is an inherited disease characterized by a triad of symptoms: bronchiectasis, situs inversus and sinusitis resulting from defective cilial motility. There are few reports in the literature regarding the optimum anesthetic technique in patients with Kartagener's syndrome. The main anesthetic considerations are related to the respiratory system and increased risk of infection. We report the case of a woman with Kartagener's syndrome and a twin pregnancy conceived by in-vitro fertilization-embryo transfer, who underwent cesarean section under spinal anesthesia. Despite recurrent pulmonary problems, the twin pregnancy resulted in a successful outcome. This was facilitated by a close working relationship between the obstetrician, anesthesiologist and patient.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine