Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in teenagers

Sylvain Kleinhaus, Ronald Kaleya, Robert Canning, Mary Beth Gregor, Scott J. Boley

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Abstract

The positive experience with laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in the adult surgical community encouraged us to perform LC in our last nine adolescent patients requiring cholecystectomy. There were no operative or postoperative complications, and the average hospital stay was less than 3 days. All the teenagers resumed their normal activities 1 week after surgery and were pleased with the small operative scars. Once the technique has been mastered and adequate experience gained with the new instrumentation, laparoscopic cholecystectomy would seem to offer many advantages in the teenage patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)693-695
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume13
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1992

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Keywords

  • Laparoscopy Cholecystectomy Cholecystitis Adolescent laparoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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