Gallbladder and gallstone removal, open versus closed laparoscopy, and pneumoperitoneum

Robert Joseph Fitzgibbons, Riccardo Annibali, Bradley S. Litke

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Abstract

Surgeons need to be aware of the various options available to remove enlarged gallbladders or gallstones lost during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Every attempt should be made to recover stones that have escaped from a ruptured gallbladder during laparoscopic cholecystectomy, short of converting to laparotomy. Initial access to the peritoneal cavity can be safely accomplished using either a closed or an open technique. Ideally, surgeons should become facile with both procedures. Carbon dioxide (CO2) gas has emerged as the most practical agent for pneumoperitoneum during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Surgeons should be knowledgeable about the physiologic and pathologic effects of CO2 gas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-504
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Volume165
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Pneumoperitoneum
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Gallstones
Gallbladder
Laparoscopy
Gases
Peritoneal Cavity
Carbon Dioxide
Laparotomy
Surgeons

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  • Surgery

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Gallbladder and gallstone removal, open versus closed laparoscopy, and pneumoperitoneum. / Fitzgibbons, Robert Joseph; Annibali, Riccardo; Litke, Bradley S.

In: American Journal of Surgery, Vol. 165, No. 4, 1993, p. 497-504.

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