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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 475-477

Unilateral Dependant Pulmonary Edema During Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy: Report of Three Cases

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology IKDRC, Ahmedabad, India
2 Prof. & Head, Department of Urology and Transplantation Surgery, Ahmedabad, India

Correspondence Address:
Manisha Modi
Department of Anesthesiology, Instititue of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre, Institute of Transplantation Sciences, Civil Hospital Campus, Asarwa,Ahmedabad-380 016
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PMID: 20640211

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Unilateral pulmonary edema of the dependant lung was observed in three patients during laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. Patients were treated with 02 supplementation by face mask, fluid restriction and diuretic. All the patients were relieved of symptoms with radiological improvement. The possible causes of this unusual complication following laparoscopic surgery appear to be prolonged lateral decubitus position and high intraoperative fluid infusion.

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