Effects of CO2 pneumoperitoneum in pregnant ewes.

@article{Curet1996EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of CO2 pneumoperitoneum in pregnant ewes.},
  author={Myriam Curet and Dr. Dr. A. Vogt and O Schob and C. Qualls and Luis A Izquierdo and Karl A. Zucker},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={1996},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={339-44}
}
Laparoscopy has been considered a relative contraindication in pregnant patients because the CO2 pneumoperitoneum may cause maternal and/or fetal hypotension, acidosis, hypercarbia, hypoxia, changes in cardiac output, or uterine artery blood flow. These potential changes were studied in an established animal pregnancy model. Twelve gravid ewes (116-120 days gestation) underwent catheterization of maternal femoral artery and vein, fetal hindlimb artery and vein, insertion of a uterine artery… CONTINUE READING

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