TITLE

Cervical and Facial Subcutaneous Emphysema

AUTHOR(S)
Nelson, Keith A.
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
International Student Journal of Nurse Anesthesia;Summer2010, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Laparoscopic surgery has been utilized since 1937. Its popularity and frequency of use has increased tremendously since its origination due to multiple benefits over traditional open techniques. These benefits include smaller incisions, decreased postoperative pain, less postoperative pulmonary impairment, shorter hospital stays, a reduction in postoperative ileus, earlier ambulation, smaller surgical scars, and lower cost. In order to visualize the surgical field during a laparoscopic surgery, a pneumoperitoneum is created by insufflating carbon dioxide (CO2). Even though laparoscopic procedures offer numerous advantages, there are still risks and complications associated with laparoscopy such as bowel perforation, hemorrhage, gas embolism, pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, and subcutaneous emphysema. It is imperative that anesthesia professionals are not only aware of these possible complications, but are able to take measures to prevent unfavorable outcomes associated with these complications.
ACCESSION #
53170898

 

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