The effects of the exaggerated lithotomy position for radical perineal prostatectomy on respiratory mechanics.

@article{Choi2006TheEO,
  title={The effects of the exaggerated lithotomy position for radical perineal prostatectomy on respiratory mechanics.},
  author={S J Choi and Misook Gwak and J S-C Ko and Hyeon-Jeong Lee and M Yang and SangMin Lee and G S Kim and Myung Hee Kim},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2006},
  volume={61 5},
  pages={439-43}
}
The exaggerated lithotomy position is used during radical perineal prostatectomy to increase perineal exposure. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of the exaggerated lithotomy position on respiratory mechanics and arterial blood gases. In the exaggerated lithotomy position, dynamic compliance and static compliance were found to be significantly decreased by 27.4% and 34.8%, respectively, whilst peak, plateau, and mean airway pressures increased significantly by 34.0%, 45.8% and… CONTINUE READING

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