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Laparoscopy - Pneumothorax and Ocular Emphysema, A Rare Complication-A Case Report

*, Suresh Y. V and *, Anupama Suresh Y and Sequeira, Trevor Francis (2014) Laparoscopy - Pneumothorax and Ocular Emphysema, A Rare Complication-A Case Report. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 8 (4). GD01-GD02. ISSN 0973-709X

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Occurrence of Pneumomediastinum, pneumothorax, and ocular emphysema is very rare, but developed under General Anaesthesia (GA) immediately after insuflation. A defect in the diaphragm may be the cause. A female patient aged 21-years, with infertility was posted for diagnostic laparoscopy. The extravasation of carbon dioxide at the beginning of the diagnostic laparoscopy resulted in pneumomediastinum, pneumothorax, and ocular emphysema. It was assumed that the intraperitoneal carbon dioxide traversed into the mediastinum via a defect in the diaphragm which resolved after abdominal deflation & chest tube decompression.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Laparoscopy, Pneumothorax, Ocular emphysema
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Anaesthesiology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2016 14:56
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2016 14:56

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