Impact of laparoscopic cholecystectomy on the management of cholelithiasis in children with sickle cell disease.

@article{Tagge1994ImpactOL,
  title={Impact of laparoscopic cholecystectomy on the management of cholelithiasis in children with sickle cell disease.},
  author={Edward P. Tagge and H. Biemann Othersen and Sherron M. Jackson and Charles D Smith and Antonio J. Gayoso and Miguel R. Abboud and J L Laver and David Bruce Adams},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={209-12; discussion 212-3}
}
Children with sickle cell disease, well known to have a high incidence of cholelithiasis, are frequently admitted to the hospital for episodes of abdominal pain. Before the advent of laparoscopy, few children with sickle cell and cholelithiasis underwent cholecystectomy unless absolutely necessary, because of the high morbidity of an open cholecystectomy (OC). We reviewed our records of all children with sickle cell disease and cholelithiasis treated from 1985 to 1992 to investigate the impact… CONTINUE READING

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