Case Report

Noncardiogenic Pulmonary Edema, Hyponatremia and Venous Air Embolus in Operative Hysteroscopy: 2 Cases


  • Semra Karaman
  • Ebru Biricik
  • İlkben Günüşen
  • Meltem Uyar
  • Vicdan Fırat

Received Date: 07.12.2010 Accepted Date: 23.03.2011 Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2011;39(3):143-148

Nowadays, hysteroscopy guided operations are widely used in the diagnosis and treatment of intrauterine pathologies. Although hysteroscopy is a safe and short procedure, particularly operative hysteroscopy brings along many risks that anesthetists should consider about. In this report, we presented two cases in which pulmonary edema, hyponatremia and venous air embolism developed during the operative hysteroscopy, and aimed to draw attention to the management of these complications.

Keywords: Operative hysteroscopy, pulmonary edema, air embolism, hyponatremia