Continuous esophageal pH monitoring during laparoscopic cholecystectomy

A. Halevy, H. Kais, Y. Efrati, M. Weinberg, M. Negri, M. Behar, J. Sackier, I. Vinograd

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Abstract

Gastro-esophageal regurgitation (GER) and eventual aspiration is considered a major risk during general anesthesia. High intraperitoneal pressure produced during laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is a possible source of increased GER. We investigated the incidence of GER using continuous esophageal pH monitoring in 14 patients undergoing elective LC. Only two brief episodes of acid reflux (pH<4) occurred during LC. Apparently the high intraperitoneal pressure during LC carries no increased risk of regurgitation and aspiration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1294-1296
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques
Volume8
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1994

Keywords

  • Aspiration
  • Regurgitation
  • pH monitoring

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