Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in pediatric patients

Kurt D. Newman, Louis M. Marmon, Robert Attorri, Stephen Evans

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Abstract

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has gained increasing application as an operative approach for adults with gallbladder disease. We assessed the safety and feasability of this technique in five pediatric patients with symptomatic cholelithiasis, two of whom had sickle cell disease. With several technical modifications, we found that laparoscopic cholecystectomy was safe and effective in children. This technique permitted early discharge with expedient return to full activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1184-1185
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of pediatric surgery
Volume26
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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