A case of pulmonary embolism following laparoscopic colectomy Hiroyuki OHTA 1 , Seiichiro YAMAMOTO 1 , Shin FUJITA 1 , Takayuki AKASU 1 , Yoshihiro MORIYA 1 1Division of Colorectal Surgery, National Cancer Center Hospital Keyword: 腹腔鏡下大腸切除術 , 肺塞栓症 , 術後合併症 pp.566-570
Published Date 2005/10/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.4426900646
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A 71 year-old female underwent laparoscopic descending colectomy for early colon cancer on May, 2003. Operation time was 165 minutes. Blood loss was 25 g. Duration of pneumoperitoneum and reverse Trendelenburg position was 70 minutes, and the pressure of pneumoperitoneum was 10 mmHg. We made use of the intermittent sequential pneumatic compression to prevent pulmonary thromboembolism during and after operation. On the first post operative day, she complained of chest discomfort and lost consciousness during first ambulation.

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