Abdominal Surgery in the Morbidly Obese Patient

Ashley Parker, Deborah L Conway

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Pages205-216
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781405196482
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 18 2011

Keywords

  • Abdominal surgery - in morbidly obese patients
  • Abdominal wall anatomy, in morbidly obese patients - quite distorted
  • Cesarean delivery, and increased maternal risk - compared to vaginal delivery
  • Cesarean incisions, and wound hematomas and seromas - frequency in obese patients
  • Closure of fascia, carefully done in obese woman - preventing incisional hernia
  • Failed endotracheal intubation for general anesthesia - risks in obese, excessive tissue and thick neck circumference
  • Morbidly obese patients, and infectious complications - hypertensive disorders and diabetes mellitus
  • Obese patients, and cesarean section via Pfannenstiel skin incisions - and absence of postoperative wound infection or major complications
  • Obese patients, increased volume of distribution - medications in higher doses
  • Regional anesthesia, hampering the morbidly obese - inability in palpating landmarks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Parker, A., & Conway, D. L. (2011). Abdominal Surgery in the Morbidly Obese Patient. In Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management (pp. 205-216). Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444391183.ch13

Abdominal Surgery in the Morbidly Obese Patient. / Parker, Ashley; Conway, Deborah L.

Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2011. p. 205-216.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Parker, A & Conway, DL 2011, Abdominal Surgery in the Morbidly Obese Patient. in Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, pp. 205-216. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444391183.ch13
Parker A, Conway DL. Abdominal Surgery in the Morbidly Obese Patient. In Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2011. p. 205-216 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444391183.ch13
Parker, Ashley ; Conway, Deborah L. / Abdominal Surgery in the Morbidly Obese Patient. Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2011. pp. 205-216
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