Comparison of postoperative respiratory function after laparoscopy or open laparotomy for cholecystectomy.

@article{PutensenHimmer1992ComparisonOP,
  title={Comparison of postoperative respiratory function after laparoscopy or open laparotomy for cholecystectomy.},
  author={Gabriele Putensen-Himmer and Christian Putensen and H Lammer and Werner Lingnau and Franz Aigner and Herbert Benzer},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={77 4},
  pages={675-80}
}
Cholecystectomy performed via laparotomy is associated with reduction of lung volumes including functional residual capacity that may lead to postoperative hypoxia and atelectasis. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is associated with faster recovery compared to open laparotomy and cholecystectomy. To determine whether laparoscopic cholecystectomy was associated with less pulmonary dysfunction, 20 patients (ASA Physical Status I) undergoing elective cholecystectomy were randomly assigned to surgical… CONTINUE READING