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Minerva Chirurgica 2001 August;56(4):405-8

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Subcutaneous emphysema. Complication of pneumoperitoneum following laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Schietroma M., Carlei F., Perata E., Capperucci G., Perata A., Natuzzi G., Simi M.


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Diagnostic and therapeutic laparoscopy is a safe procedure, which, however, is not without complications. The rare occurrence of subcutaneous emphysema, as a consequence of pneumoperitoneum, following laparoscopic cholecystectomy, is reported. The mechanism for the development of this complication and its management are discussed.

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