Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
Case Report

Sugammadex administration in pregnant patients undergoing non-obstetric surgery: a case series

Sara Martins Torres; Duarte Filipe Duarte; Amélia Sousa Glória; Cláudia Reis; Joana Filipa Moreira; Sara Cunha; Lino Lopes Gomes; Caroline Dahlem

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The use of sugammadex for reversal of rocuronium-induced neuromuscular blockade after caesarean section is nowadays common practice, but concerns exist about its use in pregnant women undergoing non-obstetric surgery. We report six cases of pregnant women submitted to general anesthesia for non-obstetric surgery in which neuromuscular blockade was reversed with sugammadex. We followed the outcome of both mother and baby during and after delivery. Sugammadex seemed to be a safe option for both mother and baby but more reports are necessary to fill the evidence gap and increase the global knowledge about its safety in this special group of patients.


Sugammadex;  Neuromuscular blockade;  Pregnancy;  Non-obstetric surgery;  Fetal development


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