Mask Phenomenon Following Robot-assisted Prostatectomy: A Rare Complication due to Trendelenburg PositionEzgi Erkiliç*, Cihan döger, Ayça özcan, Cem soykut and Elvin kesimci
Department of Anesthesiology and Reani, Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, mation, Ankara, Turkey
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ezgi Erkiliç
Department of Anesthesiology and Reani
Atatürk Training and Research Hospital
mation, Ankara, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 05, 2014; Accepted date: August 03, 2014; Published date: August 13, 2014
Citation: Erkiliç E, Döger C, özcan A, Soykut C, Kesimci E (2014) Mask Phenomenon Following Robot-assisted Prostatectomy: A Rare Complication due to Trendelenburg Position. J Anesth Clin Res 5:431. doi: 10.4172/2155-6148.1000431
Copyright: © 2014 Erkiliç E, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
increased number of cases have enabled the ability to observe rare complications in addition to common complications. In the current case, the authors aimed to present a benign, but rare, anesthetic complication, the “mask phenomenon,” which was induced by bronchospasm and severe cough developing on the basis of facial edema that occurred in the steep Trendelenburg position. This paper not only reports the importance of early recognition of complications of steep Trendelenburg for anesthesiologists; but also serves as a reminder to physicians caring for postanesthesia patients in the surgical ward after robotic surgery.