General AnesthesiaThe Role of Total Intravenous Anesthesia for Cesarean DeliveryMetodiev, Y.; Lucas, D.N. Author Information Department of Anaesthetics, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK Obstetric Anesthesia Digest 43(2):p 99-100, June 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000927940.05208.e2 Buy Metrics Abstract (Int J Obstet Anesth. 2022;51:103548) Neuraxial anesthesia is the most utilized anesthetic technique for obstetric purposes, but general anesthesia (GA) is sometimes used in cesarean deliveries (CD) and rare other scenarios. In obstetric GA cases, the most common scenario is an IV induction followed by maintenance through inhaled volatile halogenated anesthetic gas. Outside of obstetrics, total intravenous aesthesia (TIVA) is gaining popularity because it causes fewer environmental concerns and exhibits superior recovery when compared to inhaled anesthesia. However, there are also potential drawbacks and not much has been published regarding the use of TIVA for CD. This paper is a review of the evidence available regarding both the benefits and the barriers of TIVA for CDs. Copyright © 2023 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.