Liver enzymes are commonly elevated following laparoscopic cholecystectomy: is elevated intra-abdominal pressure the cause?

@article{Andrei1998LiverEA,
  title={Liver enzymes are commonly elevated following laparoscopic cholecystectomy: is elevated intra-abdominal pressure the cause?},
  author={Valeriu E Andrei and Moshe Schein and Myles Margolis and James C. Rucinski and Leslie Wise},
  journal={Digestive surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={256-9}
}
BACKGROUND A previous study disclosed 'unexplained' disturbances in postoperative liver function tests (LFTs) in up to 80% of 67 patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). No cause for these elevations was documented. Our objective was to assess the incidence, cause and clinical significance of 'unexplained' disturbances in liver enzymes following LC. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective chart review of 270 patients who underwent LC and 64 patients undergoing open cholecystectomy… CONTINUE READING

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