Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in young patients with sickle hemoglobinopathies.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Nine young patients with sickle hemoglobinopathies successfully underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy; no complications resulted from the procedure. The mean postoperative hospital stay was 1.6 days. This technique appears to be a safe and efficacious procedure in children with sickle hemoglobinopathies who require cholecystectomy for cholelithiasis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ware, RE; Kinney, TR; Casey, JR; Pappas, TN; Meyers, WC

Published Date

  • January 1, 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 120 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 58 - 61

PubMed ID

  • 1530971

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3476

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-3476(05)80598-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States