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Cardiac tamponade during laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication

  • J. Farlo (a1), D. Thawgathurai (a1), M. Mikhail (a1), K. Yaker (a1), J. Sullivan (a1) and E. Morgan (a1)...

Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is becoming a popular technique in the surgical management of reflux disease. The advantages of laparoscopic surgery include shorter hospital stays, greater patient acceptance and decreased overall morbidity [1]. Laparoscopic surgery eliminates the necessity for an upper abdominal incision and the consequent post-operative impairment of pulmonary mechanics [2]. Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication has been associated with a low incidence of severe peri-operative complications although of a different nature to those following the open procedure [3]. We are reporting a rare case of acute cardiovascular collapse secondary to cardiac tamponade during laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication.

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Correspondence: J. Farlo
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European Journal of Anaesthesiology
  • ISSN: 0265-0215
  • EISSN: 1365-2346
  • URL: /core/journals/european-journal-of-anaesthesiology
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