Open laparoscopic cholecystectomy in pregnancy

Robert O. Hart, Afshin Tamadon, Robert Joseph Fitzgibbons, Alfred Fleming

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

48 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Since the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 1989, surgeons worldwide have become familiar with the basic techniques involved. Pregnancy has previously been considered an absolute contraindication to laparoscopic cholecystectomy; however, we present three cases of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in pregnancy. If conservative management fails, this method, far from being absolutely contraindicated, should be the procedure of choice in pregnancy, as it has already become in nonpregnant patients. Transvaginal ultrasound allows continuous monitoring of fetal heart rate in all stages of pregnancy after the 7th week. The open (Hasson) technique should be strongly considered if accidental uterine puncture and potential fetal damage are to be avoided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-16
Number of pages4
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy
Volume3
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1993

Fingerprint

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Pregnancy
Fetal Heart Rate
Punctures

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

Cite this

Open laparoscopic cholecystectomy in pregnancy. / Hart, Robert O.; Tamadon, Afshin; Fitzgibbons, Robert Joseph; Fleming, Alfred.

In: Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1993, p. 13-16.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hart, RO, Tamadon, A, Fitzgibbons, RJ & Fleming, A 1993, 'Open laparoscopic cholecystectomy in pregnancy', Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 13-16.
Hart, Robert O. ; Tamadon, Afshin ; Fitzgibbons, Robert Joseph ; Fleming, Alfred. / Open laparoscopic cholecystectomy in pregnancy. In: Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy. 1993 ; Vol. 3, No. 1. pp. 13-16.
@article{28df6ae8136d4b40ba52756dc0f0a85d,
title = "Open laparoscopic cholecystectomy in pregnancy",
abstract = "Since the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 1989, surgeons worldwide have become familiar with the basic techniques involved. Pregnancy has previously been considered an absolute contraindication to laparoscopic cholecystectomy; however, we present three cases of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in pregnancy. If conservative management fails, this method, far from being absolutely contraindicated, should be the procedure of choice in pregnancy, as it has already become in nonpregnant patients. Transvaginal ultrasound allows continuous monitoring of fetal heart rate in all stages of pregnancy after the 7th week. The open (Hasson) technique should be strongly considered if accidental uterine puncture and potential fetal damage are to be avoided.",
author = "Hart, {Robert O.} and Afshin Tamadon and Fitzgibbons, {Robert Joseph} and Alfred Fleming",
year = "1993",
language = "English",
volume = "3",
pages = "13--16",
journal = "Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques",
issn = "1530-4515",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams and Wilkins",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Open laparoscopic cholecystectomy in pregnancy

AU - Hart, Robert O.

AU - Tamadon, Afshin

AU - Fitzgibbons, Robert Joseph

AU - Fleming, Alfred

PY - 1993

Y1 - 1993

N2 - Since the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 1989, surgeons worldwide have become familiar with the basic techniques involved. Pregnancy has previously been considered an absolute contraindication to laparoscopic cholecystectomy; however, we present three cases of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in pregnancy. If conservative management fails, this method, far from being absolutely contraindicated, should be the procedure of choice in pregnancy, as it has already become in nonpregnant patients. Transvaginal ultrasound allows continuous monitoring of fetal heart rate in all stages of pregnancy after the 7th week. The open (Hasson) technique should be strongly considered if accidental uterine puncture and potential fetal damage are to be avoided.

AB - Since the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 1989, surgeons worldwide have become familiar with the basic techniques involved. Pregnancy has previously been considered an absolute contraindication to laparoscopic cholecystectomy; however, we present three cases of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in pregnancy. If conservative management fails, this method, far from being absolutely contraindicated, should be the procedure of choice in pregnancy, as it has already become in nonpregnant patients. Transvaginal ultrasound allows continuous monitoring of fetal heart rate in all stages of pregnancy after the 7th week. The open (Hasson) technique should be strongly considered if accidental uterine puncture and potential fetal damage are to be avoided.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0027407855&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0027407855&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 3

SP - 13

EP - 16

JO - Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques

JF - Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques

SN - 1530-4515

IS - 1

ER -