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Successful Peripartum Use of an Intrathecal Morphine Pump

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As intrathecal pumps are now widely used for management of pain and spasticity, there are more women of child-bearing age who have intrathecal pumps already implanted at time of conception of their children. There is little in the way of guidelines for how to manage these women, especially those with intrathecal pumps infusing analgesics, throughout pregnancy and after birth. We present a woman who presented at 19 weeks of gestation for consultation of long term pain management, with 3 years of postpartum follow up.

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J. Vuong and J. Eckert, "Successful Peripartum Use of an Intrathecal Morphine Pump," Open Journal of Anesthesiology, Vol. 2 No. 5, 2012, pp. 224-225. doi: 10.4236/ojanes.2012.25051.


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