Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a patient with pneumonectomy

Nisha Sharma, Ankita Chandel, Manjit Singh Kanwar


Post pneumonectomy patients pose a challenge to the anaesthetist owing to the altered respiratory mechanics and decreased respiratory reserve. Performing laparoscopic surgery in such patients further deteriorates the already compromised lung functions. Authors report a case of laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed in post pneumonectomy patient. A clear understanding of respiratory mechanics and post pneumonectomy physiological changes helped us to administer a safe anaesthesia and safe perioperative outcome.


Anaesthesia, Cholecystectomy, Perioperative, Respiratory, Surgery

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