[Pneumothorax during retroperitoneoscopic nephrectomy: a case report].


A 54-year-old female patient was scheduled for retroperitoneoscopic nephrectomy. Anesthesia was induced with propofol and maintained with nitrous oxide/sevoflurane and epidural anesthesia. One hour after the start of the surgery, arterial oxygen saturation suddenly decreased from 99% to 94%. Because her oxygenation gradually improved and hemodynamics was… (More)


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