Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Questions & Answers

Updated: Apr 16, 2020
  • Author: Danny A Sherwinter, MD; Chief Editor: Kurt E Roberts, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What was the initial driving force behind the rapid acceptance of laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What are the benefits of laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What are the general indications for laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What is the role of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the treatment of asymptomatic (silent) gallstones?

When should laparoscopic cholecystectomy be considered for the treatment of asymptomatic (silent) gallstones?

When is laparoscopic cholecystectomy indicated in the treatment of symptomatic gallstone disease?

When is laparoscopic cholecystectomy indicated in the treatment of gallstone pancreatitis?

What is the role of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the treatment of choledocholithiasis?

What is the role of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the treatment of Mirizzi syndrome?

What is the role of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the treatment of cholecystoduodenal fistula?

What is the role of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the treatment of acalculous cholecystitis?

What is the role of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the treatment of gallbladder cancer?

What is the role of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the treatment of children?

What is the role of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the treatment of comorbid gallstone disease and cirrhosis?

What is the role of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the treatment of comorbid gallstone disease and diabetics?

What is the role of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the treatment of biliary disease during pregnancy?

What are recommendations for the performance of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in pregnant patients?

What are contraindications for laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What does the extrahepatic biliary tree consist of relative to technical considerations for laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What anatomy is relevant to the performance of laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What is the anatomic importance of the cystic in the performance of laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What is the anatomic importance of the common bile duct (CBD) in the performance of laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What is the anatomic importance of the triangle of Calot in the performance of laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What is the anatomic importance of accessory hepatic ducts in the performance of laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What are best practices for performance of laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

How are complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy prevented?

What are the benefits of intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) in laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What are possible complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Periprocedural Care

What is the role of antibiotic prophylaxis prior to laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Which procedures can be combined with laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What is the duration of hospital stay for a patient who undergoes a combined laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedure?

What equipment is typically required for laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

How is anesthesia administered for laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

How is a patient positioned for laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What is included in postoperative care following laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Technique

When is conversion from laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy indicated?

How frequent is conversion from laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy and what are predictors of conversion?

What is the initial preparation for laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What is the technique for placing ports and instruments in laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What are techniques for exposure and dissection in laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What is the technique for clipping and division of cystic structures in laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What is the technique for mobilization and laparoscopic removal of the gallbladder?

What is the technique for port removal and closure in laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What is included in postoperative care for laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What is minilaparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What is single-site laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What are the indications for robotic-assisted cholecystectomy?

How do intestinal injuries occur during laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

How is hemorrhage managed during laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What is the prevalence of postcholecystectomy syndrome in laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What are the signs and symptoms of bile duct injury in laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

How is bile duct injury managed in laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What are the treatment options for bile duct injury in laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Medications

What are the goals of drug treatment in laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Which medications in the drug class Analgesics are used in the treatment of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy?

Which medications in the drug class General Anesthetics are used in the treatment of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy?

Which medications in the drug class Local Anesthetics are used in the treatment of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy?