Laparoscopic cholecystectomy during pregnancy. Review of anesthetic management, surgical considerations.

@article{Steinbrook1996LaparoscopicCD,
  title={Laparoscopic cholecystectomy during pregnancy. Review of anesthetic management, surgical considerations.},
  author={Richard A. Steinbrook and David C. Brooks and Sukdeb Datta},
  journal={Surgical endoscopy},
  year={1996},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={511-5}
}
BACKGROUND We present our experience with laparoscopic cholecystectomy in pregnant patients, with consideration of the physiological changes of pregnancy affecting anesthetic and surgical management. METHODS We reviewed the medical records of all pregnant patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital between January 1, 1991 and April 30, 1995. RESULTS Laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed without complication in ten patients (gestational age 9-30 weeks… CONTINUE READING

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