Effects of Epidural-and-General Anesthesia Combined Versus General Anesthesia Alone on Femoral Venous Flow During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Senoglu N., Yuzbasioglu M. F., Oksuz H., Yildiz H., Dogan Z., Bulbuloglu E., ...More

JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES, vol.20, no.3, pp.219-223, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background and Objective: The pneumoperitoneum has been shown to decrease femoral blood flow, resulting in venous stasis. We analyzed the effects of the pneumoperitoneum and epidural analgesia on femoral vein diameter and the peak flow rate of femoral vein during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.