A 32 year-old woman was scheduled
for a repeat cesarean section.
She was about 20 kg overweight,
and was chosen to receive a spinal block.
About 14 mg of tetracaine were
estimated to produce analgesia to a sensory level
The baby was of unusually large
size, and episodes of fetal bradycardia occurred.
case author: Hugh S. Mathewson,
M.D., Professor Emeritus, School of Allied
Health, Department of Nurse Anesthesia,
University of Kansas Medical Center; case editor: Michael Gordon, Ph.D. Associate
Professor, School of
of Kansas Medical Center