Hypoxemia during diagnostic laparoscopy: a prospective study.


BACKGROUND Laparoscopic liver biopsy can be safely performed using local anesthesia and intravenous sedation, but the frequency of hypoxemia is unknown. METHODS We prospectively studied 68 patients undergoing diagnostic laparoscopy and liver biopsy managed by a standard protocol. RESULTS The mean duration of laparoscopy was 27 +/- 5.53 minutes; the mean… (More)


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@article{Haydon1996HypoxemiaDD, title={Hypoxemia during diagnostic laparoscopy: a prospective study.}, author={Geoffrey H Haydon and John F. Dillon and Kenneth James Simpson and H W Thomas and Peter Clive Hayes}, journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy}, year={1996}, volume={44 2}, pages={124-8} }