Urology Surgery

Laproscopic cholecystectomy

The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ located beneath the liver on the right side of the abdomen. The gallbladder stores bile, a digestive fluid that is released into the small intestine. Gallstones that block the tube leading out of the gallbladder usually cause cholecystitis. Cholecystitis is gallbladder inflammation

A laparoscopic cholecystectomy is gallbladder removal surgery. What are the chances that you'll need a cholecystectomy?

A cholecystectomy may be performed if your gallbladder:

  • Contains solid material lumps (gallstones)
  • Is red, swollen (inflamed), or infected (cholecystitis)
  • Is cancerous

Symptoms of cholecystitis may include:

  • Severe pain in your upper right or center abdomen
  • Pain that spreads to your right shoulder or back
  • Tenderness over your abdomen when it's touched
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Cholecystitis symptoms often appear after a meal, especially a large or fatty one. Diagnosis

Before laparoscopic cholecystectomy, some common diagnostic tests include:

  • Blood tests.
  • Imaging tests that show your gallbladder.
  • Abdominal ultrasound,
  • endoscopic ultrasound,
  • CT scan or magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)
  • A hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid (HIDA) scan Treatment

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: That is, it is performed without a large incision. Instead, one to three tiny cuts are made. A long, thin tube known as a laparoscope is inserted through one of the incisions. It includes a tiny video camera as well as surgical tools. The surgeon uses a TV monitor to guide the tools and see inside your abdomen. The surgeon does the surgery while looking at a TV monitor. One of the incisions is used to remove the gallbladder.

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