Carbon dioxide pneumoperitoneum induces fetal acidosis in a pregnant ewe model

@article{Hunter1995CarbonDP,
  title={Carbon dioxide pneumoperitoneum induces fetal acidosis in a pregnant ewe model},
  author={John G. Hunter and Lee Swanstrom and K. Scott Thornburg},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={1995},
  volume={9},
  pages={272-279}
}
The objective of this study was to evaluate the physiologic consequences of a pneumoperitoneum (pneumo) to the midterm fetus in a pregnant sheep model. The performance of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) during pregnancy is controversial. The primary concern regarding the safety of LC during pregnancy is the physiologic consequences of the CO2 pneumo to the fetus. Eight ewes with singlet pregnancies between 100 and 120 days of gestation were anesthetized and intubated. Carotid artery and… CONTINUE READING
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