Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1995 Jun;15(2):275-278.

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in the Second Trimester of Pregnancy

Abstract

Cholelithiasis and cholecystitis frequently necessitate cholecystectomy. Experience is increasing with laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a technique that avoids much of the morbidity, pain, prolonged hospital day, and recovery complications associated with the traditional approach. And the safety of laparoscopic cholecystectomy was confirmed. Besides appendectomy, cholecystectomy is the second most common nonobstetric procedure performed in pregnant women. We have performed one case of a successful laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the second trimester of pregnancy. Pregnancy was once a contraindication of laparoscopic operation, but no longer.

Keyword

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy; Cholecystitis; Pregnancy
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