Gallstones in the peritoneal cavity

A clinical and experimental study

Neil Welch, Ronald A. Hinder, Robert Joseph Fitzgibbons, Jonathan W. Rouse

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Abstract

Gallstones are commonly lost into the peritoneal cavity during cholecystectomy. We investigated the effect of this occurrence using a rabbit model and also by a postal questionnaire of patients in whom gallstones were lost at the time of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. No deleterious effects could be demonstrated, and it is concluded that there is no indication for a laparotomy to retrieve “escaped” gallstones during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-247
Number of pages2
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy
Volume1
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1991

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Peritoneal Cavity
Gallstones
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Cholecystectomy
Laparotomy
Rabbits
Clinical Studies

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  • Surgery

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Gallstones in the peritoneal cavity : A clinical and experimental study. / Welch, Neil; Hinder, Ronald A.; Fitzgibbons, Robert Joseph; Rouse, Jonathan W.

In: Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy, Vol. 1, No. 4, 1991, p. 246-247.

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Welch, Neil ; Hinder, Ronald A. ; Fitzgibbons, Robert Joseph ; Rouse, Jonathan W. / Gallstones in the peritoneal cavity : A clinical and experimental study. In: Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy. 1991 ; Vol. 1, No. 4. pp. 246-247.
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