Lucilla E Overdijk

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OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to determine the incidence and amount of gas embolism during hysteroscopic surgery using either monopolar or bipolar diathermia and to investigate the relationship between the severity of gas embolism and the amount of intravasation of distension fluid. STUDY DESIGN This was a randomized, observer-blinded trial.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the short-term and long-term clinical outcome of transhiatal oesophagectomy without thoracotomy for cancer. DESIGN Retrospective. METHODS In the period January 1993-August 1996, 115 patients underwent a transhiatal oesophagectomy with curative intent for adenocarcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma of the middle or distal oesophagus(More)
Diathermy is known to produce a mixture of waste products including carbon monoxide. During transcervical hysteroscopic surgery, carbon monoxide might enter the circulation leading to the formation of carboxyhaemoglobin. In 20 patients scheduled for transcervical hysteroscopic resection of myoma or endometrium, carboxyhaemoglobin was measured before and at(More)
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