Pulmonary embolism following laparoscopic surgery

A report of two cases

Norifumi Tsutsumi, Morimasa Tomikawa, Kozo Konishi, Norikazu Gotoh, Rinshun Shimabukuro, Keishi Okita, Tomohiko Akahoshi, Makoto Hashizume, Keizo Sugimachi

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Abstract

Laparoscopic abdominal surgery is considered a low-risk procedure for postoperative complications because of reduced surgical stress and earlier mobilization. We report two patients who experienced pulmonary embolism following laparoscopic surgery; one patient underwent umbilical hernia repair and the other cholecystectomy. Although pulmonary embolism is indeed rare after laparoscopic surgery, early detection and early treatment are determinative factors for a good prognosis. Therefore, medical caregivers must remember that pulmonary embolism can be a critical complication after laparoscopic surgery and preventive measures should be employed for high-risk subjects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)719-720
Number of pages2
JournalHepato-Gastroenterology
Volume49
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002

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Pulmonary Embolism
Laparoscopy
Umbilical Hernia
Early Ambulation
Herniorrhaphy
Cholecystectomy
Caregivers
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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Tsutsumi, N., Tomikawa, M., Konishi, K., Gotoh, N., Shimabukuro, R., Okita, K., ... Sugimachi, K. (2002). Pulmonary embolism following laparoscopic surgery: A report of two cases. Hepato-Gastroenterology, 49(45), 719-720.

Pulmonary embolism following laparoscopic surgery : A report of two cases. / Tsutsumi, Norifumi; Tomikawa, Morimasa; Konishi, Kozo; Gotoh, Norikazu; Shimabukuro, Rinshun; Okita, Keishi; Akahoshi, Tomohiko; Hashizume, Makoto; Sugimachi, Keizo.

In: Hepato-Gastroenterology, Vol. 49, No. 45, 01.01.2002, p. 719-720.

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Tsutsumi, N, Tomikawa, M, Konishi, K, Gotoh, N, Shimabukuro, R, Okita, K, Akahoshi, T, Hashizume, M & Sugimachi, K 2002, 'Pulmonary embolism following laparoscopic surgery: A report of two cases', Hepato-Gastroenterology, vol. 49, no. 45, pp. 719-720.
Tsutsumi N, Tomikawa M, Konishi K, Gotoh N, Shimabukuro R, Okita K et al. Pulmonary embolism following laparoscopic surgery: A report of two cases. Hepato-Gastroenterology. 2002 Jan 1;49(45):719-720.
Tsutsumi, Norifumi ; Tomikawa, Morimasa ; Konishi, Kozo ; Gotoh, Norikazu ; Shimabukuro, Rinshun ; Okita, Keishi ; Akahoshi, Tomohiko ; Hashizume, Makoto ; Sugimachi, Keizo. / Pulmonary embolism following laparoscopic surgery : A report of two cases. In: Hepato-Gastroenterology. 2002 ; Vol. 49, No. 45. pp. 719-720.
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