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Open laparoscopic cholecystectomy in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8258063     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Since the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 1989, surgeons worldwide have become familiar with the basic techniques involved. Pregnancy has previously been considered an absolute contraindication to laparoscopic cholecystectomy; however, we present three cases of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in pregnancy. If conservative management fails, this method, far from being absolutely contraindicated, should be the procedure of choice in pregnancy, as it has already become in nonpregnant patients. Transvaginal ultrasound allows continuous monitoring of fetal heart rate in all stages of pregnancy after the 7th week. The open (Hasson) technique should be strongly considered if accidental uterine puncture and potential fetal damage are to be avoided.
R O Hart; A Tamadon; R J Fitzgibbons; A Fleming
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical laparoscopy & endoscopy     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1051-7200     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Laparosc Endosc     Publication Date:  1993 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-01-14     Completed Date:  1994-01-14     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:  13-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska.
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MeSH Terms
Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic / methods*
Cholelithiasis / surgery*
Fetal Monitoring
Monitoring, Intraoperative
Pregnancy Complications / surgery*

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