Effect of abdominal insufflation for laparoscopy on intracranial pressure

Tovy Haber Kamine, Efstathios Papavassiliou, Benjamin E. Schneider

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IMPORTANCE Increased abdominal pressure may have a negative effect on intracranial pressure (ICP). Human data on the effects of laparoscopy on ICP are lacking.We retrospectively reviewed laparoscopic operations for ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement to determine the effect of insufflation on ICP. OBSERVATIONS Nine patients underwent insufflation with carbon dioxide (CO2) at pressures ranging from 8 to 15mmHg and ICP measured through a ventricular catheter.We used a paired t test to compare ICP with insufflation and desufflation. Linear regression correlated insufflation pressure with ICP. The mean ICP increase with 15-mm Hg insufflation is 7.2 (95% CI, 5.4-9.1 [P < .001]) cm H2O. The increase in ICP correlated with increasing insufflation pressure (P = .04). Maximum ICP recorded was 25 cmH2O. CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE Intracranial pressure significantly increases with abdominal insufflation and correlates with laparoscopic insufflation pressure. The maximum ICP measured was a potentially dangerous 25 cm H2O. Laparoscopy should be used cautiously in patients with a baseline elevated ICP or head trauma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)380-382
Number of pages3
JournalJAMA Surgery
Volume149
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Insufflation
Intracranial Pressure
Laparoscopy
Intracranial Hypertension
Pressure
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
Craniocerebral Trauma
Carbon Dioxide
Linear Models
Catheters

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Effect of abdominal insufflation for laparoscopy on intracranial pressure. / Kamine, Tovy Haber; Papavassiliou, Efstathios; Schneider, Benjamin E.

In: JAMA Surgery, Vol. 149, No. 4, 01.01.2014, p. 380-382.

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Kamine, Tovy Haber ; Papavassiliou, Efstathios ; Schneider, Benjamin E. / Effect of abdominal insufflation for laparoscopy on intracranial pressure. In: JAMA Surgery. 2014 ; Vol. 149, No. 4. pp. 380-382.
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