Subtotal cholecystectomy for "difficult gallbladder": pearls and pitfalls

Sagiroglu J., Ozdemir T., Gapbarov A., Duman E., KIR G. , Sermet M., ...More

CHIRURGIA-ITALY, vol.32, no.6, pp.294-299, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.23736/s0394-9508.18.04902-1
  • Title of Journal : CHIRURGIA-ITALY
  • Page Numbers: pp.294-299


BACKGROUND: Many surgeons perform subtotal cholecystectomy (SC) to avoid serious biliovascular injury, when total laparoscopic cholecystectomy is unfeasible due to technical difficulty such as distorted anatomy at the Calot's triangle resulting from severe fibrosis. However, SC may bring its own risks besides its benefits. We reviewed our postoperative outcomes of SC in order to evaluate the advantages and complications of this procedure, and discussed in the light of relevant literature.