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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques|
|State||Published - Oct 2007|