Category Archives: Cholecystectomy

Removal of Markedly Inflamed and Edematous Gallbladder with Stones

The gallbladder was markedly inflamed and edematous with 2 stones impacted at the neck. An open mini-lap (2-inch incision) cholecystectomy was done.   A laparoscopic cholecystectomy would be difficult to do. Aspiration of the bile was initially done to decompress … Continue reading

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Open cholecystectomy is safer than laparoscopic cholecystectomy

In terms of relative safety, open cholecystectomy is safer than laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Slide courtesy of Dr. Jojo Arcilla, Jr. (2013 – Postgraduate Course – PGH / MDH)

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