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Medicine - Surgery | The Pathophysiology of Pneumoperitoneum

The Pathophysiology of Pneumoperitoneum

Rosenthal, Raul J., Friedman, Richard L., Phillips, Edward H. (Eds.)

Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998, XVII, 187 pp. 51 figs., 14 tabs.

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  • Addresses surgeons and anesthesiologists
  • Complete overview on the pathophysiological changes in the human organism during the establishment of a pneumoperitoneum and its consequences for the patient in the perioperative and postoperative period
  • Management of pneumoperitoneum related complications
Increased intra abdominal pressure as used in laparoscopic surgery produces various changes in the human organism. This book provides surgeons and anesthesiologists with a complete overview on these changes and the consequences for the patient in the perioperative and postoperative period. Special emphasis is laid on the management of pneumoperitoneum related complications.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Pneumoperitoneum - endocrine response - endokrine Wirkung - hemodynamics - h√§modynamische Wirkung - intraabdominal pressure - intraabdomineller Druck - metabolic response - metabolische Wirkung

Related subjects » Anesthesiology - Surgery

Table of contents 

Introduction and application of pneumoperitoneum in surgery / Alternative Gases for the establishment of pneumoperitoneum / The metabolic response during laparoscopic procedures / The influence of pneumoperitoneum on the venous return of the lower extremities / The effects of pneumoperitoneum on the mesenteric and intestinal mucosal blood flow / The effects of pneumoperitoneum on the portal system / The postural influence on hemodynamics during laparoscopic procedures / Ventilatory changes during pneumoperitoneum / Cardiovascular effects of pneumoperitoneum / Pneumoperitoneum and intracranial pressure / Retroperitoneal absorption of pneumoperitoneum / Postoperative monitoring after laparoscopic procedures / Contraindications to pneumoperitoneum / Management of pneumoperitoneum related complications

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