Acute Cholecystitis Makes Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Easier
4 months ago
Laparoscopy video: acute cholecystitis is a severe complication of gall stone disease. The exact incidence of acute cholecystitis is unclear. Reports of early cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis started appearing in literature in 1950’s. Ever since the timing of surgery has remained controversial. Most surgeons wait 6-8 weeks before performing cholecystectomy on a patient with acute cholecystitis. Several studies have established the virtue of early cholecystectomy. Most surgeons practicing laparoscopy in acute cholecystitis find dissection easier due to tissue planes being well separated by edema fluid.