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J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2017 Nov - Dec;24(7):1096-1103. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2017.06.029. Epub 2017 Jul 20.

Postoperative Pulmonary Complications Following Laparoscopy.

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1
Paul's Hospital, Centre for Advanced Endoscopy and Infertility, Kochi, Kerala, India. Electronic address: drpaulpg@gmail.com.
2
Paul's Hospital, Centre for Advanced Endoscopy and Infertility, Kochi, Kerala, India.

Abstract

Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) unrelated to anesthesia, especially hydropneumothorax, are rare after gynecologic laparoscopy. Hydropneumothorax can cause respiratory failure and be life-threatening, however. Awareness, prompt diagnosis, and timely intervention are crucial for clinical management. We review the literature for PPCs, including pneumothorax, hydrothorax, hydropneumothorax, and pleural effusion following laparoscopy, and also present a recent case of hydropneumothorax seen at our institution.

KEYWORDS:

Hydropneumothorax; Hydrothorax; Pleural effusion; Pneumothorax

PMID:
28735736
DOI:
10.1016/j.jmig.2017.06.029
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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