Korean J Anesthesiol.  2020 Apr;73(2):92-102. 10.4097/kja.19437.

Anesthetic considerations for urologic surgeries

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea
  • 2Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Urologic surgeries are widely performed, and the cases have increased owing to the fact that the elderly population is growing. The narrow and limited surgical space is a challenge in performing most urologic surgeries. Additionally, the elderly population is exposed to the risk of perioperative complications; therefore, a comprehensive understanding and approach are required to provide optimized anesthesia during surgery. We have searched the literature on anesthesia for urologic surgeries and summarized the anesthetic considerations for urologic surgeries.

Keyword

General anesthesia; Geriatrics; Perioperative care; Postoperative complication; Spinal anesthesia; Urologic surgery
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