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Intraoperative Insufflation of the Stomach

During laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon often requests insufflation of the stomach. This is to check the sutures. The anesthesiologist usually does this with a large syringe attached to the proximal end of the patient’s nasogastric tube. This technique has limitations, as it is difficult to maintain a certain pressure in the stomach?

Keywords

Laparoscopic Surgery Nasogastric Tube Suture Line Anesthesia Machine Anesthesiologist Practice 
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Reference

  1. 1.
    Brock-Utne JG, Vierra M. Intraoperative insufflation of the stomach: another approach using a jet ventilator. Anesthesiology 1887;87:1265.Google Scholar

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