Physiology of the pneumoperitoneum

Mark P. Callery, Nathaniel J. Soper

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This chapter reviews the physiology of the pneumoperitoneum, focusing specifically on the traditional CO2 method and new alternatives which may ultimately replace it. A continued emphasis on providing for a safe, effective and physiologically benign intra-abdominal exposure will be mandatory if laparoscopic procedures of increased complexity and longer duration are to be applied to patients who are old or very young, and ill.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)757-777
Number of pages21
JournalBailliere's Clinical Gastroenterology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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