WLCS was first reported in 1979 as a severe complication after the surgery in lithotomy position
In the present study, lithotomy position
was preferred, so that, in case of ineffective spinal anesthesia, general anesthesia could be applied without changing position, even though this was not required, and anesthesia was complete in every case, and no surgery had to be terminated, nor did local anesthesia change to general anesthesia in any patient, which concurs with other studies [22-24].
Women who gave birth in the lithotomy position
had flatus incontinence at a percentage of 82.6%, compared to 17.4% in the dorsal position, but the association did not reach statistical significance (p=0.069).
The effects of the exaggerated lithotomy position
for radical perineal prostatectomy on respiratory mechanics.
Transvaginal repair was done in extended lithotomy position
while transabdominal repair was done in supine position.
Women were restricted in their movement during labour, and the lithotomy position
was usually adopted for delivery.
The lithotomy position
(2,4,5) causes compression and/or stretching of the nerve brought on by excessive flexion, abduction and external rotation of the hip.
Their radiological examination of pelvic diameters of women at least 37 weeks pregnant, studied the dorsal lithotomy position
as well as during the McRoberts' manoeuvre (hyper flexion of the woman's legs onto her chest).
Mrs Morley claims that, after being put in the lithotomy position
lying on her back, with legs raised in stirrups - the poles holding the equipment - together repeatedly slipped.
S: This stands for stirrups, a reminder to check that the patient is in the lithotomy position
with her buttocks over the end of the bed, with attention paid to avoiding nerve apraxias.
Only one woman was delivered in the lithotomy position
. Outcomes assessment blinding was not possible, because the observer could easily tell whether suturing had been performed.
(She thought it a good experience, in spite of the lithotomy position
and the episiotomy she received because she felt this time was able to birth her baby alone.)