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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a patient with hemophilia B.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1341559     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Surgical procedures in hemophiliacs is a demanding challenge for the surgeon and hematologist. This report deals with a successful laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a young patient with hemophilia B. Despite a prolonged operation time, because of a partially intrahepatic gallbladder, no bleeding complications were registered and the patient recovered well. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy seems to be the method of choice in hemophiliacs, as it minimizes tissue trauma. Nevertheless, the procedure should be performed only in specialized centers with a fully equipped coagulation laboratory and a team of surgeons and hematologists familiar with the special problems of surgery in hemophiliacs.
T Mätzsch; P Almqvist; E Berntorp; S Lethagen; A Montgomery
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical laparoscopy & endoscopy     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1051-7200     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Laparosc Endosc     Publication Date:  1992 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-01-19     Completed Date:  1994-01-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107230     Medline TA:  Surg Laparosc Endosc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  339-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Lund University, Malmö General Hospital, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic* / methods
Cholelithiasis / complications,  surgery
Hemophilia B* / complications

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