Investigation of the neck swelling by accumulation of irrigation fluid during shoulder arthroscopy in the beach-chair position

Tatsuo Kadoya, Yuki Kinoshita, Eiji Sakamoto, Munehiro Shiraishi, Hirofumi Uehara, Toshinori Yamamoto, Keiko Suetsugu

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Abstract

Background : The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the degree of neck swelling by accumulation of irrigation fluid during shoulder arthroscopy in the beach-chair position. Methods : Twenty-one patients undergoing shoulder arthroscopy in the beach-chair position were included in this study. There were 16 male and 5 female patients, with a mean age of 58.7±16.1 years. All patients' weight and neck circumference were compared pre- and postoperatively and correlated to each other. Results : There was a strong correlation between the increase rate of weight and the increase rate of neck circumference (r=0.69, P<0.05). Conclusions : Pre- and postoperative measurement of the neck circumference might be an easy and useful measure for prediction of postoperative airway obstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)858-861
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Volume63
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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