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Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy for porcelain gallbladder: A case report.
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PMID:  23347708     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) has been performed in patients with gallbladder stones without inflammation. Porcelain gallbladder is a rare finding of chronic cholecystitis that is characterized by extensive calcification of the gallbladder wall. Herein we describe our experience with SILC for porcelain gallbladder with a successful outcome. A 67-old-year woman was diagnosed with porcelain gallbladder. We performed SILC using a SILS Port and a 5-mm forceps through the umbilical incision. Because a small amount of the omentum around the gallbladder was left to facilitate grasping the fundus, a view of both the cystic artery and the cystic duct was easily obtained. The operative time and the intraoperative blood loss were 66 min and less than 1 mL, respectively. The patient was discharged 3 days after surgery and was satisfied with the cosmetic results. Our procedure may represent an alternative to conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients with porcelain gallbladder.
Tsuyoshi Igami; Hiroaki Usui; Tomoki Ebata; Yukihiro Yokoyama; Gen Sugawara; Yu Takahashi; Masato Nagino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian journal of endoscopic surgery     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1758-5910     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian J Endosc Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101506753     Medline TA:  Asian J Endosc Surg     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  52-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2013 Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery, Asia Endosurgery Task Force and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan.
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