Bilateral pneumothorax after extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy

Sam B. Bhayani, Lori E. Steinnerd

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A known complication of laparoscopic surgery is pneumothorax. Most reported pneumothoraces occur during laparoscopic transperitoneal abdominal surgery. Clinically significant pneumothorax from pelvic extraperitoneal surgery has not been reported. In this paper, we describe symptomatic bilateral pneumothorax following a totally extraperitoneal radical prostatectomy. The management of the complication is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-654
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2007


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