Management of labor and delivery in a woman with Morquio syndrome

Int J Obstet Anesth. 2015 Nov;24(4):383-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijoa.2015.08.015. Epub 2015 Oct 1.


Morquio syndrome, a congenital mucopolysaccharidosis, presents several challenges for the provision of effective labor analgesia. We report the case of a woman admitted for induction of labor who received an early epidural and subsequently required cesarean delivery. Optimal bilateral labor analgesia was not achieved despite multiple adjustments, and systemic analgesia was needed for cesarean delivery.

Keywords: Analgesia; Cesarean delivery; Morquio syndrome; Obstetric.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Analgesia, Epidural / methods*
  • Analgesia, Obstetrical / methods*
  • Cesarean Section*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Labor, Obstetric*
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis IV / complications*
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis IV / surgery
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / surgery*