Difficult Airway Management Caused by Local Anesthetic Allergy During Emergent Cesarean Delivery: A Case Report

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Abstract

Difficult airway management in the gravid patient is a well-described phenomenon. We present a case of emergent cesarean delivery complicated by a “cannot intubate, cannot ventilate” scenario that was later determined to be secondary to an allergic, IgE-mediated reaction to epidurally administered local anesthetic.

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