PMID: 5903165Feb 5, 1966

Paracervical block anesthesia in labour

Canadian Medical Association Journal
I G Van Praagh, W G Povey


The efficacy and safety of paracervical block anesthesia were studied in 153 patients in the first stage of labour. Transient decrease in uterine activity was noted in 77 patients. There was no acceleration in cervical dilatation following the block. The duration of action of the block in 80 primiparas was 31 to 120 minutes in 69, and over 120 minutes in five. In the 73 multiparas, 53 of the blocks lasted 31 to 90 minutes, eight from 90 to 120 minutes, and two over 120 minutes. The results were good in 66 primiparas and 54 multiparas. The blocks failed in four primiparas and six multiparas. Twenty-six infants had low Apgar scores, but in none could this be related to the paracervical block. There were no significant fetal or maternal complications.


Feb 1, 1959·Obstetrics and Gynecology·W J SPANOS, J C STEELE
Dec 1, 1960·Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology·E H Hon
Dec 1, 1960·Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology·S R REYNOLDS
Jan 9, 1959·Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences·K E KRANTZ


May 1, 1967·Canadian Anaesthetists' Society Journal·I G Van Praagh, W G Povey

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