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Pneumothorax during laparoscopic surgery


Deepal S Weerasekera ,

Durdens Hospital, Colombo, LK
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Geetha Kumasinghe,

Durdens Hospital, Colombo, LK
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Minary Hewawasam

Durdens Hospital, Colombo, LK
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Pneumathorax during laparoscopic surgery is a rare but a life threatening complication. We describe a healthy female who underwent laparoscopy for bilateral endometriotic cysts and developed this complication during the procedure. Awareness of this complication, high degree of suspicion and early treatment is important in avoiding serious consequences in this situation.

Key words: pneumothorax; laparoscopy.


SLJOG 2010; 32(3): 67-68

How to Cite: Weerasekera, D.S., Kumasinghe, G. and Hewawasam, M., 2012. Pneumothorax during laparoscopic surgery. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 32(3), pp.67–68. DOI:
Published on 21 Jan 2012.
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