The development of abdominal surgery represents an alternative therapy for the morbidly obese; however, patients undergoing this surgical procedure often experience postoperative pulmonary complications. The use of alveolar recruitment maneuvers and/or perioperative ventilatory strategies is a possible alternative to reduce these complications, focusing on the reduction of postoperative pulmonary complications. In this review, the benefits of perioperative ventilatory strategies and the implementation of alveolar recruitment maneuvers in obese patients undergoing abdominal surgery are described.
Forgiarini, L. A., Rezende, J. C., & Forgiarini, S. G. I. (2013). Manobra de recrutamento alveolar e suporte ventilatório perioperatório em pacientes obesos submetidos à cirurgia abdominal. Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva. https://doi.org/10.5935/0103-507X.20130053