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Laparoscopic Cholecystostomy

Posted On: 07-21-2015
Laparoscopic Cholecystostomy

What is Laparoscopic Cholecystostomy?

Laparoscopic cholecystostomy involves the creation of an opening from the gallbladder to the outside of the abdomen to allow for drainage. This procedure is performed with a minimally invasive method that utilizes a laparoscope (a small video camera) and small instruments inserted through small incisions.

Also Known As:

·         Laparoscopic surgery

Conditions Treated with Laparoscopic Cholecystostomy:

Laparoscopic cholecystostomy may be performed in cases of jaundice, pancreatitis, gallbladder inflammation and bile duct inflammation.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Laparoscopic Cholecystostomy:

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is a non-surgical alternative to laparoscopic cholecystostomy.

Anesthesia with Laparoscopic Cholecystostomy:

Laparoscopic cholecystostomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Laparoscopic Cholecystostomy:

Possible risks following laparoscopic cholecystostomy include infection, bleeding, bile leak and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.

Prognosis after Laparoscopic Cholecystostomy:

The prognosis for a positive end result following laparoscopic cholecystostomy is good.

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