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Indian Journal of Surgery
Medknow Publications on behalf of Association of Surgeons of India
ISSN: 0972-2068
Vol. 66, No. 5, 2004, pp. 294-296
Bioline Code: is04077
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 66, No. 5, 2004, pp. 294-296

 en Case Report - Spontaneous pneumothorax - A rare complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Kaushik Robin, Attri AshokK


We report the case of a 50-year-old lady who developed spontaneous right-sided pneumothorax during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. This was detected intra-operatively by a fall in her oxygen saturation and was confirmed by clinical examination. Postoperative chest X-ray also documented right-sided pneumothorax. The pathogenesis and management of this rare but potentially life-threatening complication is briefly discussed.

Laparoscopy, pneumoperitoneum

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