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Alternative laparoscopic technique for cholecystectomy during pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7974110     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy had been considered contraindicated during pregnancy. A few brief clinical reports have appeared in the literature, but no trials attesting to the safety to the fetus (and mother) have been published. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy during pregnancy has advantages for the mother in that it speeds her recovery, giving her less pain, and decreasing the chance of incisional hernias from large incisions. Using an open, Hasson technique combined with low-pressure pneumoperitoneum via an "abdominal wall lift," safety to the fetus is enhanced. Herein is described a laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a 14-week-pregnant woman under continuous epidural anesthesia and wearing sequential-compression-device hose; no untoward events occurred.
D S Edelman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical endoscopy     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0930-2794     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Endosc     Publication Date:  1994 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-11-28     Completed Date:  1994-11-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8806653     Medline TA:  Surg Endosc     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  794-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Baptist Hospital, Miami, FL 33176.
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MeSH Terms
Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic / methods*
Cholelithiasis / surgery*
Pregnancy Complications / surgery*

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