Hydrothorax: an unexpected complication after laparoscopic myomectomy

Citation
T. Kanno et al., Hydrothorax: an unexpected complication after laparoscopic myomectomy, BR J ANAEST, 87(3), 2001, pp. 507-509
Citations number
11
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Aneshtesia & Intensive Care","Medical Research Diagnosis & Treatment
Journal title
BRITISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA
ISSN journal
0007-0912 → ACNP
Volume
87
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
507 - 509
Database
ISI
SICI code
0007-0912(200109)87:3<507:HAUCAL>2.0.ZU;2-P
Abstract
We report a case of hydrothorax as a complication of laparoscopic myomectom y in an otherwise healthy woman. The most likely cause of the patient's hyd rothorax was irrigation fluid moving from the peritoneal cavity into the pl eural space via defects in the diaphragm. Anaesthestists and surgeons shoul d consider hydrothorax as a potential complication in any patient undergoin g laparoscopy.