Cholecystectomy in the peritoneal dialysis patient. Unique advantages to the laparoscopic approach.


Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has proven to be a safe and effective treatment for symptomatic gallstone disease. Several subsets of patients, however, may not be candidates for the laparoscopic approach, including patients with morbid obesity, acute cholecystitis, and previous abdominal surgery. Because of peritoneal thickening and abdominal adhesions… (More)


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