Feasibility of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for patients with a nonvisualized gallbladder on drip infusion cholangiography

Morimasa Tomikawa, Seigo Kitano, Yasunori Iso, Makoto Hashizume, Masaaki Moriyama, Masayuki Ohta, Hidefumi Higashi, Keizo Sugimachi

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Abstract

We report here the operative findings, the incidence of successful laparoscopic treatment, and the perioperative complications in patients with nonvisualized gallbladder on drip infusion cholangiography (DIC). Eighty-five patients with a nonvisualized gallbladder on DIC were entered into the study. None of the patients had a minimal adhesive gallbladder; 51 to 85 patients (60.0%) had moderate adhesive gallbladders, and 34 (40.0%) had severely adhesive ones. The rate of successful laparoscopic treatment, including laparoscopy-assisted abdominal surgery, was 97.6% (83 of 85 patients). Perioperative complications occurred in only three patients (3.5%), and there were no deaths related to the operation. Thus, when patients with a nonvisualized gallbladder on DIC undergo laparoscopic cholecystectomy, meticulous procedures must be carried out; however, as the rate of successful laparoscopic treatment is high, cholecystectomy under laparoscopy is feasible for experienced surgeons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-124
Number of pages4
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy
Volume5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1995

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Cholangiography
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Gallbladder
Intravenous Infusions
Adhesives
Laparoscopy
Cholecystectomy
Therapeutics
Incidence

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  • Surgery

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Tomikawa, M., Kitano, S., Iso, Y., Hashizume, M., Moriyama, M., Ohta, M., ... Sugimachi, K. (1995). Feasibility of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for patients with a nonvisualized gallbladder on drip infusion cholangiography. Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy, 5(2), 121-124.

Feasibility of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for patients with a nonvisualized gallbladder on drip infusion cholangiography. / Tomikawa, Morimasa; Kitano, Seigo; Iso, Yasunori; Hashizume, Makoto; Moriyama, Masaaki; Ohta, Masayuki; Higashi, Hidefumi; Sugimachi, Keizo.

In: Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy, Vol. 5, No. 2, 04.1995, p. 121-124.

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Tomikawa, M, Kitano, S, Iso, Y, Hashizume, M, Moriyama, M, Ohta, M, Higashi, H & Sugimachi, K 1995, 'Feasibility of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for patients with a nonvisualized gallbladder on drip infusion cholangiography', Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 121-124.
Tomikawa, Morimasa ; Kitano, Seigo ; Iso, Yasunori ; Hashizume, Makoto ; Moriyama, Masaaki ; Ohta, Masayuki ; Higashi, Hidefumi ; Sugimachi, Keizo. / Feasibility of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for patients with a nonvisualized gallbladder on drip infusion cholangiography. In: Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy. 1995 ; Vol. 5, No. 2. pp. 121-124.
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