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


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… (More)