Arterial to end tidal carbon dioxide tension difference during caesarean section anaesthesia

Anaesthesia. 1986 Jul;41(7):698-702. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2044.1986.tb12834.x.


The relationship between arterial carbon dioxide tension and end tidal carbon dioxide tension was studied in 19 patients during general anaesthesia for Caesarean section. Thirteen patients scheduled for elective abdominal hysterectomy formed a nonpregnant group. There was significant correlation between arterial and end tidal CO2 tensions in both groups. During Caesarean section, this difference was significantly less than in the nonpregnant group.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anesthesia, Obstetrical*
  • Carbon Dioxide / blood
  • Carbon Dioxide / physiology*
  • Cesarean Section*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hysterectomy
  • Partial Pressure
  • Pregnancy
  • Tidal Volume


  • Carbon Dioxide