Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in children with sickle cell anemia and the role of ERCP.

@article{AlSalem2012LaparoscopicCI,
  title={Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in children with sickle cell anemia and the role of ERCP.},
  author={Ahmed Hassan Al-Salem and H. M. Abou Issa},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={
          139-42
        }
}
BACKGROUND Patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA) have a high incidence of cholelithiasis and choledocholithiasis. This report is an analysis of our experience with laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) for children with SCA and the role of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). PATIENTS AND METHODS The records of children with SCA who had cholecystectomy were retrospectively reviewed for age, sex, hemoglobin level, hemoglobin electrophoresis, indication for cholecystectomy… CONTINUE READING