Extradural anaesthesia for caesarean section in a patient with syringomyelia and Chiari type I anomaly.

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We describe elective Caesarean section performed under extradural anaesthesia in a parturient with symptomatic syringomyelia and coexisting Chiari type I anomaly. Syringomyelia is reviewed and the anaesthetic implications of the condition discussed. Anaesthesia should be directed primarily at avoidance of increased intracranial pressure, which can cause sudden deterioration in these patients.

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