The effect of carbon dioxide pneumoperitoneum on free radicals


Sare M., Yilmaz I., Hamamci D., Birincioglu M., Ozmen M., Yesilada O.

SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, vol.14, no.7, pp.649-652, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s004640000168
  • Title of Journal : SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES
  • Page Numbers: pp.649-652

Abstract

Background: Carbon dioxide is usually preferred as the insufflating agent for laparoscopic surgery because it is readily available, noncombustible, and chemically stable. It is still questionable, however, if CO2 pneumoperitoneum has any effect on free radicals and lipid peroxidation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible effects of CO2 pneumoperitoneum on free radicals and lipid peroxidation in the erythrocytes of rats.