General versus Spinal Anesthesia During Caesarean Section; A Narrative Review

  • Zahid Hussain Khan Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Deputy for Research, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Imam Khomeini Medical Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Negar Eftekhar Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Rafah Sabah Barrak Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords: General anesthesia, Spinal anesthesia, Cesarean section


This research is a method review type, comparative study between the effects of General anesthesia versus those of spinal anesthesia during caesarean section on the newborns and the mother undergoing cesarean section. The variables considered in the study included patient family history, patient medical history, status of patient during pregnancy, age of patient, and emergency or planned cesarean. Both general and spinal methods of anesthesia had differing results in multiple aspects and effects both during and after the surgery. However, pros of spinal anesthesia topped those of general anesthesia and is therefore the more favorable method of anesthesia


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Khan Z, Eftekhar N, Barrak R. General versus Spinal Anesthesia During Caesarean Section; A Narrative Review. Arch Anesth & Crit Care. 5(1):18-1.
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