Anesthetic concerns for robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.

@article{Gainsburg2012AnestheticCF,
  title={Anesthetic concerns for robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.},
  author={Daniel M. Gainsburg},
  journal={Minerva anestesiologica},
  year={2012},
  volume={78 5},
  pages={596-604}
}
The anesthetic concerns of patients undergoing robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) are primarily related to the use of pneumoperitoneum in the steep Trendelenburg position. This combination will affect cerebrovascular, respiratory and hemodynamic homeostasis. Possible non-surgical complications range from mild subcutaneous emphysema to devastating ischemic optic neuropathy. The anesthetic management of RALP patients involves a thorough preoperative evaluation, careful… CONTINUE READING

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