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Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Effets peropératoires de la position ventrale: aspects anesthésiques [Perioperative effects of the prone position: anesthesiologic aspects]
Annales Françaises d'Anesthésie et de Réanimation
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review
The prone position is commonly used for surgery of the spine and the posterior fossa, and is well tolerated by the majority of patients. As long as the abdomen is not compressed, the physiologic impact of this position on cardiorespiratory function is minor, in some cases even less than with the supine position. However extremes of position, particularly of the head and neck, are poorly tolerated and may lead to a variety of severe neurological complications. In addition, several specific forms of pre-existing pathology may predispose the prone patient to major cardiorespiratory complications. In this paper we have systematically reviewed the English and French literature from 1991 to 1997 using Medline Search of peer reviewed journals for the search terms "prone position" and "prone position and venous air embolism". The 330 collected references were reviewed for quality. In combination with review of current standard textbooks these references form the basis for the current report.
Anesthesia, Humans, Intraoperative Period, Neurosurgical Procedures, Prone Position/physiology
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