Cholecystectomy in the peritoneal dialysis patient - Unique advantages to the laparoscopic approach

T. H. Magnuson, J. S. Bender, K. A. Campbell, L. E. Ratner

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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has proven to be a safe and effective treatment for symptomatic gallstone disease. Several subsets of patients, however, may not be candidates for the laparoscopic approach, including patients with morbid obesity, acute cholecystitis, and previous abdominal surgery. Because of peritoneal thickening and abdominal adhesions secondary to peritoneal dialysis, the applicability of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients maintained on chronic peritoneal dialysis is also unclear. We performed laparoscopic cholecystectomy on three peritoneal dialysis patients without intraoperative complications. We have noted several unique advantages to laparoscopic surgery in this patient population and advocate this approach in peritoneal dialysis patients requiring cholecystectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)908-909
Number of pages2
JournalSurgical endoscopy
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1995


  • Cholelithiasis
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Renal failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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