[Anesthesia for laparoscopic interventions]

R Hömme
Der Anaesthesist 2011, 60 (2): 175-87; quiz 188
Laparoscopic techniques are used in many surgical disciplines and have partially become a standard procedure. Cholecystectomy is performed laparoscopically in 90% of cases. During a pneumoperitoneum changes occur which have a large influence on physiological homeostasis. Furthermore there are specific complications of laparoscopy which can have severe consequences. For adequate management the anesthetist has to be aware of both in order to react in the correct way.

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