Chapter 11. Is Regional Anesthesia Safer than General Anesthesia for Cesarean Section?

  1. Stephen H. Halpern1 and
  2. M. Joanne Douglas2
  1. Yehuda Ginosar,
  2. Ian F. Russell and
  3. Stephen H. Halpern

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988343.ch11

Evidence-based Obstetric Anesthesia

Evidence-based Obstetric Anesthesia

How to Cite

Ginosar, Y., Russell, I. F. and Halpern, S. H. (2005) Is Regional Anesthesia Safer than General Anesthesia for Cesarean Section?, in Evidence-based Obstetric Anesthesia (eds S. H. Halpern and M. J. Douglas), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988343.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Director of Obstetrical Anaesthesia, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    Clinical Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, University of British Columbia and British Columbia's Women's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727917348

Online ISBN: 9780470988343



  • general anesthesia;
  • regional anesthesia;
  • maternal mortality;
  • acute and chronic post-cesarean section pain;
  • morbid obesity


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Maternal mortality

  • Neonatal mortality

  • Maternal and neonatal morbidity

  • Maternal outcomes

  • Neonatal outcomes

  • The high-risk parturient

  • Conclusions