Massive periorbital emphysema associated with laparoscopic nephrectomy

Nalini K. Aggarwal, Dale R. Meyer

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A 63-year-old man presented with marked swelling and inability to open the left eye immediately after laparoscopic nephrectomy for a left renal mass. A diagnosis of periorbital emphysema was made, and within 3 days, the emphysema spontaneously improved. This case demonstrates that periorbital emphysema, a rare condition, can be a benign complication of laparoscopic nephrectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)394-395
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology


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