A 61-year-old male asked:
is a cxr necessary for general anesthesia for turp surgery?
6 doctor answers • 14 doctors weighed in
General Practice 28 years experience
Surgery Risks: Yes. The older one gets the more likelihood there can be deadly consequences with anesthesia. The goal is to get an all clear before surgery or to at least identify common risk factors so plans can be put in place in case something goes wrong during surgery.
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Pain Management 27 years experience
Maybe: Clinical characteristics to consider include smoking, recent upper respiratory infection, copd, and cardiac disease.
extremes of age, smoking, stable
copd, stable cardiac diseaseextremes of age, smoking, stable copd, stable cardiac disease, or resolved recent upper respiratory infection should be considered unequivocal indications for chest radiography.
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Anesthesiology 38 years experience
CXR is rarely needed: The concept of getting a bunch of labs/cxr/ekg preop has been retired. Unless there is a specific indication (pulmonary symptoms), most informed anesthesiologists would not order a cxr.
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A Verified Doctor answered
No: If you don't have any history of pulmonary disease or smoker then the answer is no.
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Anesthesiology 30 years experience
See below: For an anesthesiologist a chest x-ray is usually required due to a patient's history, not as a routine. Some surgeons order these as routine. If you are concerned about the procedure please talk to your provider.
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Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Perhaps: generally depends upon the patient age and medical history
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