Summary: Acute inflammation of the GALLBLADDER wall. It is characterized by the presence of ABDOMINAL PAIN; FEVER; and LEUKOCYTOSIS. Gallstone obstruction of the CYSTIC DUCT is present in approximately 90% of the cases.
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- Endoscopic gallbladder drainage for management of acute cholecystitisTakao Itoi
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
Gastrointest Endosc 71:1038-45. 2010Nonoperative gallbladder drainage methods for acute cholecystitis include percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage and percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder aspiration, endoscopic nasogallbladder drainage and gallbladder stenting ..
- EUS-guided transmural cholecystostomy as rescue management for acute cholecystitis in elderly or high-risk patients: a prospective feasibility studySang Soo Lee
Department of Gastroenterology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea
Gastrointest Endosc 66:1008-12. 2007Although EUS-guided drainage procedures have been used to collect peripancreatic fluids, little is known regarding EUS-guided transmural gallbladder drainage for high-risk patients with acute cholecystitis.
- Diagnostic criteria and severity assessment of acute cholecystitis: Tokyo GuidelinesMasahiko Hirota
Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Kumamoto University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 14:78-82. 2007The aim of this article is to propose new criteria for the diagnosis and severity assessment of acute cholecystitis, based on a systematic review of the literature and a consensus of experts...
- Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on the safety and effectiveness of early versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitisK Gurusamy
Hepatopancreatobiliary and Liver Transplant Surgery, University Department of Surgery, Royal Free and University College School of Medicine, London, UK
Br J Surg 97:141-50. 2010In many countries laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis is mainly performed after the acute episode has settled because of the anticipated increased risk of morbidity and higher conversion rate from laparoscopic to open ..
- Risk factors for acute cholecystitis and a complicated clinical course in patients with symptomatic cholelithiasisJai Young Cho
Department of Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seongnam, Korea
Arch Surg 145:329-33; discussion 333. 2010We prospectively evaluated the risk factors for acute cholecystitis (AC).
- Routine early laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis after conclusion of a randomized controlled trialA Y B Teoh
Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
Br J Surg 94:1128-32. 2007The aim of this retrospective review was to assess the clinical outcomes of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis since the conclusion of a randomized controlled trial in 1997.
- Torsion of the gallbladder: a rare cause of acute cholecystitisDavid M Lemonick
Department of Emergency Medicine, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, 4800 Friendship Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
J Emerg Med 30:397-401. 2006..Several clinical and imaging findings can be used to distinguish gallbladder torsion from typical acute cholecystitis. By recognizing and treating gallbladder torsion early in its course, a low surgical morbidity and ..
- Antimicrobial therapy for acute cholecystitis: Tokyo GuidelinesMasahiro Yoshida
Department of Surgery, Teikyo University School of Medicine, 2 11 1 Kaga, Itabashi ku, Tokyo, 173 8605, Japan
J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 14:83-90. 2007b>Acute cholecystitis consists of various morbid conditions, ranging from mild cases that are relieved by the oral administration of antimicrobial drugs or that resolve even without antimicrobials to severe cases complicated by biliary ..
- Urgent cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis in a district general hospital - is it feasible?M N Khan
Department of General Surgery, Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury, UK
Ann R Coll Surg Engl 91:30-4. 2009..However, its place remains controversial in the management of acute cholecystitis due to a high reported incidence of bile leaks and conversion rate...
- Endosonography-guided gallbladder drainage for acute cholecystitis following covered metal stent deploymentOsamu Takasawa
Department of Gastroenterology, Sendai City Medical Center, Miyagino ku, Sendai, Japan
Dig Endosc 21:43-7. 2009..In order to relieve acute cholecystitis which developed in a patient with unresectable malignant biliary obstruction after deployment of a covered ..
- Unusual cases of acute cholecystitis and cholangitis: Tokyo GuidelinesHideki Yasuda
Department of Surgery, Teikyo University Chiba Medical Center, 3426 3 Anesaki, Ichihara, Chiba, 299 0111, Japan
J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 14:98-113. 2007Unusual cases of acute cholecystitis and cholangitis include (1) pediatric biliary tract infections, (2) geriatric biliary tract infections, (3) acalculous cholecystitis, (4) acute and intrahepatic cholangitis accompanying ..
- Percutaneous gall bladder aspiration as an alternative to laparoscopic cholecystectomy in Child-Pugh C cirrhotic patients with acute cholecystitisG Curro
Gut 55:898-9. 2006
- Role of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the early management of acute gallbladder diseaseW K Peng
Department of Clinical and Surgical Sciences (Surgery, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4SA, UK
Br J Surg 92:586-91. 2005..RESULTS: Three hundred and eighty-five patients with gallstone disease (243 acute biliary pain, 142 acute cholecystitis) and 15 with acalculous disease were identified...
- Early versus delayed cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsSatoru Shikata
Department of Surgery, Division of Digestive Surgery, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto, Japan
Surg Today 35:553-60. 2005..trials to determine the optimal timing of laparoscopic cholecystectomy and open cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis. METHODS: We retrieved randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared early with delayed cholecystectomy ..
- Fitz-Hugh-Curtis-syndrome mimicking acute cholecystitis: value of new ultrasound findings in the differential diagnosisF Piscaglia
Div Internal Medicine, Dept of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, University of Bologna, Italy
Ultraschall Med 26:227-30. 2005..This prompted laparoscopic exploration of the subdiaphragmatic space, and the final diagnosis of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis-syndrome was made. Such ultrasound finding appears to be a new diagnostic feature of this syndrome...
- A prospective study of bile leaks after laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitisEdward P Dominguez
Riverside Methodist Hospital, Department of Surgery, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Am Surg 72:265-8. 2006Surgeons are increasingly performing laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the setting of acute cholecystitis. The acutely inflamed gallbladder poses a more technically demanding dissection with potential for an increase in bile leak rates...
- Percutaneous cholecystostomy in the management of acute cholecystitisWilliam M K Teoh
Upper G.I./Laparoscopic/General Surgical Unit, Box Hill Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
ANZ J Surg 75:396-8. 2005BACKGROUND: Percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) has been used in managing acute cholecystitis in the setting of a patient with severe comorbidities where emergency cholecystectomy would carry significant mortality...
- Is there an optimal time for laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis?D Soffer
Division of Trauma, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, P O Box 016960 D 40, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
Surg Endosc 21:805-9. 2007Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is safe in acute cholecystitis, but the exact timing remains ill-defined. This study evaluated the effect of timing of LC in patients with acute cholecystitis.
- Acute cholecystitis at initial presentation of polyarteritis nodosaSandra Regina Muchinechi Fernandes
Disciplina de Reumatologia, Departamento de Clinica Medica, FCM UNICAMP, State University of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Clin Rheumatol 24:625-7. 2005..We report a case of a 48-year-old man who was admitted due to acute cholecystitis. He had complained of myalgia, fever and weight loss for about one month prior to admission...
- Endoscopic gallbladder drainage of patients with acute cholecystitisD W Kjaer
Surgical Gastroenterological Department L, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
Endoscopy 39:304-8. 2007The standard treatment for acute cholecystitis is early laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
- Percutaneous cholecystostomy for the treatment of acute cholecystitis in the critically ill and elderlyJ C M Li
Department of Surgery, North District Hospital, New Territories East Cluster, 9 Po Kin Road, Sheung Shui, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Med J 10:389-93. 2004To evaluate the clinical efficacy and outcomes of percutaneous cholecystostomy as an alternative treatment option for elderly and critically ill patients who have acute cholecystitis.
- Randomized clinical trial of open versus laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the treatment of acute cholecystitisM Johansson
Department of Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
Br J Surg 92:44-9. 2005..open versus laparoscopic) had an impact on morbidity and postoperative recovery after cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis. METHODS: Seventy patients who met the criteria for acute cholecystitis were randomized to open or ..
- Acute cholecystitis with a hemocholecyst as an unusual presentation of gallbladder cancer: report of a caseJoseph Ku
Division of Trauma, Department of Surgery, University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, 200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103-8896, USA
Surg Today 34:973-6. 2004..We report a case of carcinoma of the gallbladder disclosed by an emergency cholecystectomy, performed for acute cholecystitis caused by a hemocholecyst...
- Epiploic appendagitis mimicking acute cholecystitisWan-Ching Lien
Am J Emerg Med 22:507-8. 2004
- Sex-based analysis of the outcome of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitisH K Lee
Department of Surgery and Medical Research Centre, Ewha Women's University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Br J Surg 92:463-6. 2005BACKGROUND: Complicated acute cholecystitis, for example when empyema or gangrene is present, is associated with increased postoperative morbidity and mortality rates...
- Contemporary minimally invasive approaches to the management of acute cholecystitis: a review and appraisalDebashish Bhattacharya
Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester M13 9WL, UK
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 15:1-8. 2005b>Acute cholecystitis is one of the most common emergency admissions in surgical practice...
- Randomized clinical trial of open versus laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the treatment of acute cholecystitis (Br J Surg 2005; 92: 44-49)R Rai
Br J Surg 92:494. 2005
- Bile duct injuries during laparoscopic cholecystectomy: primary and long-term results from a single institutionJukka Karvonen
Department of Surgery, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
Surg Endosc 21:1069-73. 2007..After the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy the incidence of these injuries has at least doubled, and even after the learning curve, the incidence has plateaued at the level of 0.5%...
- Immediate laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis: no need to waitKent A Stevens
University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Trauma/Critical Care, Rm 5411, 1501 N Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724-5063, USA
Am J Surg 192:756-61. 2006..5). Multivariate logistic regression analysis confirmed that the timing of LC for AC was not associated with longer than average operating times. CONCLUSIONS: Immediate LC for AC is safe and has become our standard of practice...
- Early versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis: a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trialsTamim Siddiqui
Department of Surgery, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland
Am J Surg 195:40-7. 2008The appropriate timing for laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the treatment of acute cholecystitis remains controversial...
- Role of fundus-first laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the management of acute cholecystitis in elderly patientsYu-Chun Wang
Trauma and Emergency Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 16:124-7. 2006..The conversion from laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy is more frequent among patients with acute cholecystitis and in elderly patients...
- Trends in surgical management for acute cholecystitisNicholas G Csikesz
Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
Surgery 144:283-9. 2008..be performed with either a laparoscopic (LC) or open (OC) approach, remains the definitive treatment for acute cholecystitis (AC) in the United States. There has not been an overall evaluation of the safety and efficacy of LC vs...
- Timing of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis: a prospective non randomized studyGeorge Tzovaras
Department of Surgery, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, University Hospital of Larissa, 19 Agorogianni A Street, Larissa 41335, Greece
World J Gastroenterol 12:5528-31. 2006To study the timing of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for patients with acute cholecystitis.
- Predicting the success of endoscopic transpapillary gallbladder drainage for patients with acute cholecystitis during pretreatment evaluationOsamu Ogawa
Showa University Fujigaoka Hospital, Aoba ku, Yokohama, Japan
Can J Gastroenterol 22:681-5. 2008..endoscopic transpapillary gallbladder drainage (ETGBD) has been reported to be an effective treatment for acute cholecystitis, technical difficulties have precluded more widespread use of this technique...
- Is complicated gallstone disease preceded by biliary colic?Marc G Besselink
Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
J Gastrointest Surg 13:312-7. 2009....
- Early or delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis? Conclusions of a controlled trialFrancisco J Gonzalez-Rodriguez
Department of Surgery, Hospital Clinico Universitario, Medical School, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Hepatogastroenterology 56:11-6. 2009Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is now accepted as being safe for acute cholecystitis. However, it has not become routine, because the exact timing and approach to the surgical management remains ill defined...
- Can acute cholecystitis with gallbladder perforation be detected preoperatively by computed tomography in ED? Correlation with clinical data and computed tomography featuresMing Jen Tsai
Department of Emergency Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien 970, Taiwan
Am J Emerg Med 27:574-81. 2009The purpose of this study is to determine which computed tomography (CT) findings and clinical data can help to diagnose gallbladder perforation in acute cholecystitis.
- Metastatic melanoma of the gallbladder: an unusual clinical presentation of acute cholecystitisSpiridon Vernadakis
4th Department of Surgery, Athens University School of Medicine, Attikon General Hospital, Rimini 1, 12462 Chaidari, Athens, Greece
World J Gastroenterol 15:3434-6. 2009..man who arrived at our clinic with acute abdominal pain, which, after investigation, was diagnosed as acute cholecystitis. The patient underwent laparotomy and cholecystectomy...
- Acute cholecystitis: when is the best time for laparoscopic cholecystectomy?Nicolas Condilis
Surgical Dept General Hospital of Nikaia Saint Panteleimon, Piraeus, Greece
Ann Ital Chir 79:23-7. 2008..The question is when to perform laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the face of acute cholecystitis. The last decade (1995-2004) 297 patients had a laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis...
- Early laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the preferred management of acute cholecystitisRobert A Casillas
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, 4760 Sunset Blvd, Third Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
Arch Surg 143:533-7. 2008..rates when compared with antibiotic therapy plus interval LC or percutaneous cholecystostomy in patients admitted to a surgical service because of acute cholecystitis. However, actual practice does not conform to current evidence.
- The safety of a laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis in high-risk patients older than sixty with stratification based on ASA scoreNam-Joon Yi
Department of Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol 15:159-64. 2006The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety of a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) for acute cholecystitis (AC) in patients older than sixty years of age, with stratification based on the ASA (American Society of ..
- Timing of early laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitisAbdulmohsen A Al-Mulhim
Department of Surgery, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
JSLS 12:282-7. 2008Although many surgeons advocate early laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in acute cholecystitis, debate still exists regarding its optimal timing...
- Early versus delayed-interval laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis: a metaanalysisH Lau
Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong Medical Center, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, People s Republic of China
Surg Endosc 20:82-7. 2006Early laparoscopic cholecystectomy has been advocated for the management of acute cholecystitis, but little evidence exists to support the superiority of this approach over delayed-interval operation...
- Gallstone disease: Surgical aspects of symptomatic cholecystolithiasis and acute cholecystitisF Keus
Diakonessenhuis, Bosboomstraat 1, 3582 KE Utrecht, The Netherlands
Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol 20:1031-51. 2006..b>Acute cholecystitis is a complication of gallstones...
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitisAngel Iliev Popkharitov
Department of Surgery, Neurosurgery and Urology, Medical Faculty, Thracian University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Langenbecks Arch Surg 393:935-41. 2008..aim of this study is to present our experience and results with performing laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis evaluating the effect of timing of surgery and the influence of the various types of gallbladder ..
- Urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the management of acute cholecystitis: timing does not influence conversion rateY C Wang
Department of Surgery, China Medical University Hospital, No 2, Yuh Der Road, Taichung, 404, Taiwan
Surg Endosc 20:806-8. 2006The optimal treatment of acute cholecystitis is urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Most reports suggest that a delay of 72 or 96 h from onset of symptoms leads to a higher conversion rate...
- Percutaneous cholecystostomy: a bridge to surgery or definite management of acute cholecystitis in high-risk patients?Per Leveau
Department of Surgery, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
Scand J Gastroenterol 43:593-6. 2008Cholecystectomy is the standard treatment for acute cholecystitis, but in high-risk patients with serious comorbidity and in patients of advanced age there is substantial morbidity and mortality associated with the intervention...
- Endoscopic naso-gallbladder drainage in the treatment of acute cholecystitis: alleviates inflammation and fixes operator's aim during early laparoscopic cholecystectomyNaoyuki Toyota
Department of Surgery, Teikyo University School of Medicine, 2-11-1 Kaga-cho, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 173-8605, Japan
J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 13:80-5. 2006..Although surgery is often problematic in patients with acute cholecystitis because of inflammation, making Callot's triangle difficult to distinguish, the use of endoscopic naso-..
- Gallbladder perforation: a rare complication of acute cholecystitisSaad Akhtar Khan
Department of Surgery, Ziauddin University Hospital, Karachi
J Pak Med Assoc 60:228-9. 2010..It is usually a complication of acute cholecystitis with or without gallstones. We present a case of 70-year-old female with abdominal pain and fever...
- Surgical treatment of patients with acute cholecystitis: Tokyo GuidelinesYuichi Yamashita
Department of Surgery, Fukuoka University Hospital, Fukuoka University School of Medicine, 7 45 1 Nanakuma, Jonan ku, Fukuoka, 814 0180, Japan
J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 14:91-7. 2007Cholecystectomy has been widely performed in the treatment of acute cholecystitis, and laparoscopic cholecystectomy has been increasingly adopted as the method of surgery over the past 15 years...
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for severe acute cholecystitis. A meta-analysis of resultsGiuseppe Borzellino
1st Department of General Surgery, OCM Borgo Trento Hospital, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
Surg Endosc 22:8-15. 2008The aim of this review was to evaluate surgical outcomes of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gangrenous and empyematous acute cholecystitis defined as severe acute cholecystitis.
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis in the elderly: is it safe?Boris Kirshtein
Department of Surgery A Soroka Medical Center, Department of Epidemiology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 18:334-9. 2008The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in patients with acute cholecystitis aged 75 years and older.
- Risk factors for conversion to open surgery in patients with acute cholecystitis undergoing interval laparoscopic cholecystectomyKok Ren Lim
Department of General Surgery, Changi General Hospital, Singapore
Ann Acad Med Singapore 36:631-5. 2007Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis is associated with higher rate of conversion to laparotomy. The value of several factors that might influence the rate of conversion is analysed.
- Acute cholecystitis, biliary obstruction, and biliary leakageHarvey A Ziessman
Division of Nuclear Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, USA
Semin Nucl Med 33:279-96. 2003The use of cholescintigraphy to diagnose acute cholecystitis, biliary obstruction, and biliary leakage dates back to the late 1970s...
- Bile duct injuries at laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a single-institution prospective study. Acute cholecystitis indicates an increased riskClaes Soderlund
Upper GI Surgery Section, Department of Surgery, Stockholm South Hospital, SE 118 83 Stockholm, Sweden
World J Surg 29:987-93. 2005..Major BDs were transected in five patients (0.3%), three of whom had acute cholecystitis. In the two patients operated on electively, the BD injuries were detected postoperatively, while they were ..
- Etiological misidentification by routine biochemical tests of bacteremia caused by Gordonia terrae infection in the course of an episode of acute cholecystitisE Gil-Sande
Microbiology Department, Hospital San Rafael,
J Clin Microbiol 44:2645-7. 2006..We report the first case of bacteremia associated with acute cholecystitis. Commercial biochemical testing was not able to identify the strain at the genus level, classifying it ..
- Variation in the use of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis: a population-based studyChi Ming Lam
Central Surgical Audit Unit, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong, China
Arch Surg 140:1084-8. 2005There is wide variation in the use of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) for acute cholecystitis among all public hospitals in Hong Kong...
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis: indication, technique, risk and outcomeU Giger
Department of Surgery, , 1700, Fribourg, Switzerland
Langenbecks Arch Surg 390:373-80. 2005..However, the laparoscopic approach has remained controversial for patients with acute cholecystitis (AC) because of technical difficulties that, compared with open cholecystectomy (OC), might lead to higher ..
- Does gender affect laparoscopic cholecystectomy?Sotirios Botaitis
Second Department of Surgery, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 18:157-61. 2008..to have coexisting cardiovascular disease, previous upper abdominal surgery, previous hospitalization for acute cholecystitis and pancreatitis, acute cholecystitis, and suppurative cholecystitis (such as empyema), conversions, and ..
- Ultrasound guided percutaneous cholecystostomy in high-risk patients for surgical interventionHuseyin Bakkaloglu
Trauma and Emergency Surgery Service, Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Capa Istanbul 34390, Turkey
World J Gastroenterol 12:7179-82. 2006To assess the efficacy and safety of ultrasound guided percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) in the treatment of acute cholecystitis in a well-defined high risk patients under general anesthesia.
- Factors associated with time to laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitisChris N Daniak
Section of Gastroenterology, Norwalk Hospital 24 Stevens Street, Norwalk, CT 06856, United States
World J Gastroenterol 14:1084-90. 2008To determine patient and process of care factors associated with performance of timely laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis.
- Removing symptomatic gallstones at their first emergency presentationHanny A Anwar
Department of General and Laparoscopic Surgery, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow, UK
Ann R Coll Surg Engl 90:394-7. 2008..This study was performed to clarify how frequently early operations were being performed and what benefits resulted...
- Hepatic vein injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy: the unappreciated proximity of the middle hepatic vein to the gallbladder bedChad G Ball
Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
J Gastrointest Surg 10:1151-5. 2006..These patients are at increased risk for intraoperative bleeding. Furthermore, contracted gallbladders with evidence of chronic disease may be at increased risk for significant hemorrhage...
- Clinical practice. Acute calculous cholecystitisSteven M Strasberg
Section of Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, USA
N Engl J Med 358:2804-11. 2008
- Cholecystectomy following acute presentation to a major New Zealand metropolitan hospital: change to the timing of surgery is neededAnthony Lin
Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago
N Z Med J 119:U2104. 2006..Public Hospital between 1 February 2005 and 31 September 2005, with the diagnosis of acute biliary pain/acute cholecystitis, acute pancreatitis, or cholangitis...
- [Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis]R Cirocchi
Universita degli Studi di Perugia, Azienda Ospedaliera di Terni, Clinica Chirurgica Generale e d Urgenza, Italy
G Chir 29:305-11. 2008The aim of this study is to evaluate the safety and feasibility of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis and to determine the optimal timing.
- [The acute cholecystitis: the operative timing for the laparoscopic approach]Angela Pezzolla
Unità Operativa Chirurgia Generale V Bonomo, Universita degli Studi di Bari
Ann Ital Chir 78:475-80. 2007The aim of this study is to evaluate the results of early cholecystectomy in patients with acute cholecystitis. In the past, acute cholecystitis was a contraindication to laparoscopic cholecystectomy because of the greater risk of injury ..
- Surgical outcomes of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for severe acute cholecystitisJi Hun Kim
Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Ajou University, San 5, Wonchondong, Yeongtonggu, Suwon 442 749, South Korea
J Gastrointest Surg 12:829-35. 2008..the surgical outcomes of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in patients who were diagnosed with severe acute cholecystitis (SAC) and to clarify the useful treatment modalities of SAC...
- The contribution of acute cholecystitis, obesity, and previous abdominal surgery on the outcome of laparoscopic cholecystectomyConstantinos Simopoulos
Second Department of Surgery, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece
Am Surg 73:371-6. 2007The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of acute cholecystitis (AC), obesity, and previous abdominal surgery on laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) outcomes...
- [Usefulness of bile cultures and predictive factors for bacteriobilia in percutaneous cholecystostomy in patients with acute cholecystitis]Jimyung Kim
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Eulji University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea
Korean J Lab Med 27:281-5. 2007Bile cultures have been used to diagnose and predict the prognosis of acute cholecystitis (AC). As the standard treatment for AC has changed, the appropriate timing and clinical usefulness of bile cultures should be reevaluated...
- [Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis]Marcin Kondras
Uniwersytet Medyczny w Łodzi, Klinika Chirurgii Gastroenterologicznej, Onkologicznej i Ogóllnej
Pol Merkur Lekarski 23:92-4. 2007..Currently this method is used in 88% of cholecystectomy according to world database. There are evidences that laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis is a quite safe method which is not connected with many complications.
- Surgery for acute cholecystitis in DenmarkAlan P Ainsworth
Department of Surgery, Odense University Hospital, Denmark
Scand J Gastroenterol 42:648-51. 2007Despite laparoscopic cholecystectomy being the preferred treatment for elective cholecystectomy, surgery for acute cholecystitis is often performed using the open method...
- Systemic immune response after open versus laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis: a prospective randomized studyY J Boo
Department of Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Scand J Clin Lab Invest 67:207-14. 2007..The aim of this study is to evaluate the influence of surgical trauma on systemic inflammation and the immune response in acute cholecystitis.
- Partial cholecystectomy as a safe and viable option in the emergency treatment of complex acute cholecystitis: a case series and review of the literatureMehrdad Soleimani
Department of Surgery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Am Surg 73:498-507. 2007..Fifty-four patients with complex acute cholecystitis underwent PC, including conventional partial cholecystectomy (CPC; n = 48) and laparoscopic partial ..
- Early laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute gangrenous cholecystitisTakaaki Tsushimi
Department of Surgery, Shutoh General Hospital, 1000 1 Kogaisaku, Yanai, Yamaguchi 742 0032, Japan
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 17:14-8. 2007Treatment of severe acute cholecystitis by laparoscopic cholecystectomy remains controversial because of technical difficulties and high rates of complications and conversion to open cholecystectomy...
- Three-port versus four-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute and chronic cholecystitisDhafir Al-azawi
Department of Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin Ireland
BMC Surg 7:8. 2007..The three-port technique has been practiced on a limited scale. Our aim was to compare the three-port and four-port LC in acute (AC) and chronic cholecystitis (CC)...
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis in elderly patientsPaulo Cezar Galvão do Amaral
General Surgery Division, São Rafael Hospital, Department of Surgery, Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saude Publica, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
JSLS 10:479-83. 2006b>Acute cholecystitis is the major complication of biliary lithiasis, for which laparoscopic treatment has been established as the standard therapy...
- A 14-year analysis of laparoscopic cholecystectomy: conversion--when and why?Andreas Shamiyeh
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Operative Laparoscopy, II Surgical Department, AKH Linz, Linz, Austria
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 17:271-6. 2007..diminished over the last decade but still conversion is about 5% to 6% in elective cases and higher in acute cholecystitis. The aim of this study was to analyze the reason for conversion in all patients operated on in our ..
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy as solo surgery with the aid of a robotic camera holder: a case-control studyManfred Kalteis
Surgical Department of St Franziskus Hospital, Grieskirchen, Austria
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 17:277-82. 2007..By using robotic camera holders, a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is possible as a solo-surgeon operation. The purpose of this paper is to examine the safeness and efficiency of solo-surgeon LCs...
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a safe approach for management of acute cholecystitisStavros Gourgiotis
Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Royal London Hospital, UK
JSLS 11:219-24. 2007Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is increasingly being used as an appropriate early treatment in patients with cholecystitis. This study evaluated the safety, effectiveness, and complications of LC in all cases of acute cholecystitis.
- [Simultaneous laparoscopic treatment for common bile duct stones associated with acute cholecystitis. Results of a prospective study]Massimo Chiarugi
UO Univ. Chirurgia Generale e Urgenza, Dipartimento di Chirurgia, , Via Roma, 67 - 56100 Pisa
Chir Ital 58:709-16. 2006Laparoscopy for the management of acute cholecystitis has gained wide acceptance...
- Preoperative findings predict conversion from laparoscopic to open cholecystectomyJeremy M Lipman
Department of Surgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA
Surgery 142:556-63; discussion 563-5. 2007..We evaluated objective preoperative variables to create an accurate, accessible risk score to predict conversion...
- Percutaneous transhepatic gall bladder drainage: a better initial therapeutic choice for patients with gall bladder perforation in the emergency departmentC C Huang
Department of Emergency Medicine, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Emerg Med J 24:836-40. 2007To investigate clinical features and outcomes in patients with acute cholecystitis with gall bladder perforation receiving open cholecystectomy or percutaneous transhepatic gall bladder drainage in the emergency department.
- [Laparoscopic surgery for acute cholecystitis in the elderly. Our experience]Olimpio Guerriero
UOC di Chirurgia Generale e d Urgenza, Ospedale AGP di Piedimonte Matese Caserta, Azienda Sanitaria Locale Caserta 1
Chir Ital 60:189-97. 2008b>Acute cholecystitis in the elderly is a severe illness with high operative risks and mortality, which, even if less than in the past, is still too high...
- Predicting iatrogenic gall bladder perforation during laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a multivariate logistic regression analysis of risk factorsKamran Mohiuddin
Department of Surgery, Whiston Hospital, Prescot, Merseyside, UK
ANZ J Surg 76:130-2. 2006..Seventeen independent variables, which included sex, race, history of biliary colic, dyspepsia, history of acute cholecystitis, acute pancreatitis and jaundice, previous abdominal surgery, previous upper abdominal surgery, medical ..
- Somatosensory changes in the referred pain area in patients with acute cholecystitis before and after treatment with laparoscopic or open cholecystectomyM Stawowy
Department of Surgical Gastroenterology L, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
Scand J Gastroenterol 39:988-93. 2004..pain can be offered in up to 30%, it could be hypothesized that altered sensory characteristics induced by acute cholecystitis could persist in some patients and thus be responsible for postcholecystectomy pain...
- Timing of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitisS Cheema
Department of Surgery, Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick, Ireland
Ir J Med Sci 172:128-31. 2003BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is associated with an increased conversion rate in acute cholecystitis. AIM: To review the operative management of symptomatic cholelithiasis with particular reference to conversion rates and ..
- Double gallbladder-a laparoscopic managementAmit Goel
Department of Surgery, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 13:348-9. 2003..gallbladder duplication, an unusual biliary anomaly is reported in a young female patient presenting with acute cholecystitis. After a confirmed diagnosis of double gallbladder was made by sonography, endoscopic retrograde cholangio-..
- Hemobilia in a patient with protein S deficiency after laparoscopic cholecystectomy that caused acute pancreatitis: successful endoscopic managementDavid S Wolf
Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center, Texas 77030, USA
Gastrointest Endosc 62:163-6. 2005
- Gangrenous cholecystitis in the decade before and after the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomyDimitrios Stefanidis
Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, MC7842, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
JSLS 9:169-73. 2005BACKGROUND: Gangrenous cholecystitis is a severe form of acute cholecystitis with high morbidity...
- Gall bladder perforation: report of 3 casesI O Olaoye
Department of Surgery, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria
Afr J Med Med Sci 34:95-7. 2005..These were compared with Neimier's original classification of types of gall bladder perforation and areas of difficulty in management emphasised. The literature was also reviewed...
- [Early vs conservative treatment of acute cholecystitis. Personal experience and review of the literature]M Ranalli
Department of General Surgery and Surgical Specialties, University of Siena, Italy
Minerva Chir 59:547-53. 2004..this retrospective study was to compare the results of early cholecystectomy and conservative treatment in acute cholecystitis. METHODS: From January 1998 to December 2002, 134 patients were admitted to our Department with the ..
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis in the elderly: a retrospective studyK E Coenye
Brugmann University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
Hepatogastroenterology 52:17-21. 2005BACKGROUND/AIMS: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis in the elderly remains a subject almost unstudied. A first study performed at Brugmann hospital broached the subject, but was rather unsatisfying...
- Timing of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis: evidence to support a proposal for an early interval surgeryJee K Low
Department of Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, United Kingdom
Am Surg 73:1188-92. 2007..to overcome the logistical difficulties in performing early urgent LC within 72 hours of admission with acute cholecystitis (AC), and to avoid earlier readmission with recurrent AC in patients awaiting delayed interval...
- [The still frustrating mysterious gallstone. A century of gallstone disease in Lakartidningen]Jon Ahlberg
Lakartidningen 101:4238-41. 2004
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis. Can preoperative factors predict conversion?Iftikhar A Khan
Division of General Surgery, King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Med J 25:299-302. 2004To determine if preoperative clinical, laboratory and radiology data can predict conversion of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis to open procedure.
- Acute gallstone cholecystitis in the elderly: treatment with emergency ultrasonographic percutaneous cholecystostomy and interval laparoscopic cholecystectomyA Macri
Emergency Surgery Unit, University of Messina, Messina 98125, Italy
Surg Endosc 20:88-91. 2006The treatment of acute cholecystitis in the elderly is still a subject of debate, particularly with reference to the timing of surgery and the role of laparoscopy.
- [Laparoscopic biliary surgery]P Martí Cruchaga
Departamento de Cirugia General, Clinica Universitaria de Navarra, Pamplona
An Sist Sanit Navar 28:61-6. 2005..The same could be said about whether access to the main biliary path should be achieved through the cystic conduct or whether, on the contrary, a choledochotomy should be performed...
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in children with chronic hemolytic anemia. Is the outcome related to the timing of the procedure?G Curro
Department of Human Pathology, University of Messina, Via Nina da Messina, 2, 98121, Messina, Italy
Surg Endosc 20:252-5. 2006..The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the outcome in children with chronic hemolytic anemia (CHA) and cholelithiasis undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is related to the operation timing...
- [Surgical treatment of polypoid lesions of gallbladder]Miljko A Pejić
Surgical Department, Health Centre, Uzice
Srp Arh Celok Lek 131:319-24. 2003..Since gallbladder cancers usually present as polypoid lesions, differentiation between benign polypoid lesion and malignant lesion can be very difficult, even with high-resolution imaging techniques...
- Diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP in the pediatric age groupHussain Issa
Department of Internal Medicine, Qatif Central Hospital, P O Box 61015, Qatif, 31911, Saudi Arabia
Pediatr Surg Int 23:111-6. 2007..2%), cirrhosis of unknown etiology (4%), thalassemia with jaundice (0.8%), hemobilia (0.8%), acute cholecystitis with jaundice (0.8%), and sickle cell disease with ulcerative colitis and obstructive jaundice (0.8%)...
- MYOGENIC DISORDERS OF THE GALLBLADDERJose Behar; Fiscal Year: 2004b>Acute cholecystitis (AC) affects 88% of patients with symptomatic gallbladder (GB) stones over a 18 year period and has a significant morbidity and mortality in elderly patients...
- GALLBLADDER MUSCARINIC RECEPTORS IN ACUTE CHOLECYSTITISStuart Myers; Fiscal Year: 2001..This proposal will provide insight into both the pathophysiology of acute cholecystitis and the general mechanisms involved in decreasing gallbladder contractility during initiation of acute ..
- INJURY TO LIVER SINUSOIDAL ENDOTHELIAL CELLSSteven Strasberg; Fiscal Year: 2003..A potentially beneficial improvements in preservation solutions are identified they will be tested in whole isolated livers and by transplantation in the rat. ..