Beware of the porcelain gallbladder during laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Neil T. Welch, Robert Joseph Fitzgibbons, Ronald A. Hinder

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-205
Number of pages4
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy
Volume1
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991

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Dental Porcelain
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Gallbladder
Radiography
Blood Transfusion
Tomography
Hemorrhage

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  • Surgery

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Beware of the porcelain gallbladder during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. / Welch, Neil T.; Fitzgibbons, Robert Joseph; Hinder, Ronald A.

In: Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1991, p. 202-205.

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