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.
Treated with Laparoscopic Cholecystostomy:
Laparoscopic cholecystostomy may be performed in
cases of jaundice, pancreatitis, gallbladder inflammation and bile duct
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is a
non-surgical alternative to laparoscopic cholecystostomy.
with Laparoscopic Cholecystostomy:
Laparoscopic cholecystostomy is performed under
general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely
unaware during the procedure.
Complications from Laparoscopic Cholecystostomy:
Possible risks following
laparoscopic cholecystostomy include infection, bleeding, bile leak and a
negative reaction to the anesthesia.
after Laparoscopic Cholecystostomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
laparoscopic cholecystostomy is good.