Subcutaneous Emphysema during Robot-Assisted Radical Cystectomy

2019 Akdeniz Medical Journal  
Robotic-Assisted Radical Cystectomy (RARC) operations have become popular today due to early discharge and minimal blood loss. Besides, complications can develop with the prolongation of the operation time. In our case, we detected subcutaneous emphysema, which developed intraoperatively in RARC operation. Especially in RARC surgeries, it is essential to increase the respiratory frequency and provide optimal tidal volume with arterial blood gas evaluation because of the high intra-abdominal CO
more » ... pressures and Trendelenburg position for a long time. Also, we believe that careful physical examination of the patient is necessary in cases of increased End-tidal CO 2 levels intraoperatively.
doi:10.17954/amj.2019.1718 fatcat:wmkx44hdl5h3phh4loggxsrikm