Hemodynamic changes were studied in 10 patients with severe coronary disease during routine transurethral prostatectomy (TURP) when performed in the lithotomy position with and without elevation of the legs. The patients undergoing the procedure in the lithotomy position with elevation of the legs exhibited significant hemodynamic changes as compared with those undergoing the procedure without elevation of the legs. This leads us to conclude that performing TURF in the lithotomy position without elevation of the legs benefited the patient by stabilizing hemodynamic factors.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 27 1995|
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