Is laparoscopic cholecystectomy safe for acute cholecystitis in the presence of ventriculo-peritoneal shunt?

3Citations
Citations of this article
7Readers
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.

Abstract

Introduction: In patients with ventriculo-peritoneal shunts, laparoscopic procedures were previously contraindicated for the potential risks of elevating intra-cranial pressure resulting from increased intra-abdominal pressure and shunt malfunction/infection. Presentation of case: Here we present a case of a patient with ventriculo-peritoneal shunt who successfully and uneventfully underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis without any shunt manipulation or intra-cranial pressure monitoring. Discussion: Several methods have been suggested to decrease the risks of increased intra-cranial pressure during laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients with ventriculo-peritoneal shunts, but have not been routinely used. Conclusion: Standard technique laparoscopic cholecystectomy can be safely used to manage patients with VP shunts presenting with acute gall bladder disease. © 2011 Surgical Associates Ltd. Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Cite

CITATION STYLE

APA

Damrah, O., Naik, P., Fusai, G., & Sharma, D. (2011). Is laparoscopic cholecystectomy safe for acute cholecystitis in the presence of ventriculo-peritoneal shunt? International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, 2(6), 157–158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2011.04.003

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free