Retrospective survey on laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the cirrhotic patient.

@article{Cappellani2008RetrospectiveSO,
  title={Retrospective survey on laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the cirrhotic patient.},
  author={Alessandro Cappellani and Bruno Cacopardo and Aurora Zangh{\`i} and Andrea Cavallaro and Maria Di Vita and Giovanni Battista Alfano and Emanuele Lo Menzo},
  journal={European review for medical and pharmacological sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={
          257-60
        }
}
Cholelitiasis is a common disease in patients with liver cirrhosis, mainly due to intravascular haemolysis and functional alterations of the gallbladder. In Child A and B cirrhotics laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) demonstrated the same advantages and safety as in the non cirrhotic patients. On the contrary, indications for surgery in Child C patients should be carefully evaluated. Nevertheless, the current number of patients with Child C cirrhosis submitted to LC is too low to extrapolate… CONTINUE READING

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