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Complications in laparoscopic intestinal surgery: prevention and management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19648855     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Laparoscopic surgery is rapidly becoming the standard of care for many intestinal disorders. Intraoperative complications of laparoscopic intestinal surgery have been described to occur in 4-16% of procedures, although definitions vary widely across reports. Complications associated with first trocar insertion, although rare, can be fatal. The use of an open insertion technique is strongly recommended. Other intraoperative complications associated with laparoscopic intestinal surgery include cautery injuries, vascular injuries and hemorrhage, bowel injuries, bladder and ureteric injuries as well as missed or delayed injuries. Physiolo-gical complications of laparoscopy include pneumoperitoneum-specific complications, cardiopulmonary complications, and position-related complications. Finally, injury to the surgeon can occur, from which the field of surgical ergonomics has been derived.
D C Trottier; G Martel; R P Boushey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva chirurgica     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0026-4733     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Chir     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-03     Completed Date:  2010-01-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400726     Medline TA:  Minerva Chir     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  339-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Group Division of General Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Vessels / injuries
Heart Diseases / etiology,  prevention & control
Intestines / injuries
Intraoperative Complications / etiology,  prevention & control
Laparoscopy / adverse effects*
Lung Diseases / etiology,  prevention & control
Patient Positioning
Pneumoperitoneum, Artificial / adverse effects
Postoperative Complications / etiology,  prevention & control
Risk Factors
Grant Support
//Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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