Prophylactic Intraoperative Pneumoperitoneum Decreases Pleural Space Problems after Lower Lobectomy or Bilobectomy of the Lung


Okur E., Arisoy Y., Baysungur V., Gokce M., Sevilgen G. , Ergene G., ...More

THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON, vol.57, no.3, pp.160-164, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2008-1039108
  • Title of Journal : THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON
  • Page Numbers: pp.160-164
  • Keywords: thoracic surgery, lobectomy, pneumoperitoneum, AIR SPACE, RESECTION, LEAKS

Abstract

Background: Following lower lung lobe resection, prolonged air leaks and residual pleural space are common. We investigated whether an artificially induced prophylactic intraoperative pneumoperitoneum would prevent these complications.