Pelvic Surgery pp 253-254 | Cite as

Tissue Combustion Smoke/Plume Absorption via the Peritoneum at Laparoscopy

  • D. E. Ott


Laparoscopic procedures that generate smoke confine this toxic aerosol material to the intraabdominal cavity. Absorption of portions of this material occur via peritoneal absorption. To evaluate whether smoke generated by this process is absorbed, a study of changes in blood concentration of methemoglobin was designed.


Control Patient Blood Concentration Laparoscopic Procedure Smoke Exposure Postoperative Nausea 
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