Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 226 cirrhotic patients. Experience of a single center in Taiwan.


BACKGROUND Since 1987, laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has been widely used as the favored treatment for gallbladder lesions. However, cirrhosis and portal hypertension have been considered relative or absolute contraindications to LC. This study aimed to assess the safety of LC in cirrhotic patients. METHOD The medical records of 226 cirrhotic patients… (More)