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Perioperative morbidity and mortality associated with vitreoretinal and ocular oncologic surgery performed under general anesthesia.

Colin A McCannel, John R Nordlund, Douglas Bacon, Dennis M Robertson

The Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society | Published : 2003


PURPOSE: To determine the incidence of postoperative systemic complications and nonophthalmic reasons for prolonged hospitalization after vitreoretinal procedures performed under general anesthesia. METHODS: Patient charts of vitreoretinal or ocular oncologic surgical cases performed under general anesthesia between 1996 and 2001 were reviewed retrospectively. Occurrences of postoperative systemic events within 4 weeks of surgery were documented. RESULTS: We identified 418 cases as having been performed under general anesthesia during the study period. The mean American Society of Anesthesiology physical status classification was 2.1. There were no confirmed cases of myocardial infarction (M..

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