Technical problems of retraction and hemorrhage during laparoscopic removal of a porcelain gallbladder are described. Although laparoscopic cholecystectomy was successful, a blood transfusion was required. We believe that porcelain gallbladder is a relative contraindication to laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The merits of plain radiography, computed tomography, and ultrasound in making the diagnosis are also discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy|
|State||Published - Sep 1991|
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