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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2008-1039108
  • Journal Name: THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.160-164
  • Keywords: thoracic surgery, lobectomy, pneumoperitoneum, AIR SPACE, RESECTION, LEAKS
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes

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.