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Cholecystectomy

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Rachel Burrow


Introduction

  • Surgical excision of the gallbladder.

Uses

  • Systematic cholelithiasis or biliary sludging Biliary system: disease (cholestatic disease).
  • Recurrent/medical management of non-responsive cholecystitis.
  • Gallbladder mucocele Gallbladder: mucocele Gallbladder disease: overview.
  • Obstruction of the cystic duct.
  • Spontaneous or traumatic rupture of the gallbladder.
  • Neoplasia of the gallbladder.

    Only perform cholecystectomy in patients in which the common bile duct is patent, this surgery should not be performed in patients that have an obstruction of the common bile duct.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Aguirre A L, Center S A, Randolph J F et al (2007) Gallbladder disease in Shetland Sheepdogs: 38 cases (1995-2005). J Am Vet Med Assoc 231 (1), 79-88 PubMed.
  • Amsellem P M, Seim H B 3rd, MacPhail C M et al (2006) Long-term survival and risk factors associated with biliary surgery in dogs: 34 cases (1994-2004). J Am Vet Med Assoc 229 (9), 1451-7 PubMed.
  • Mehler S J, Mayhew P D, Drobatz K J et al (2004) Variables Associated with Outcome in Dogs Undergoing Extrahepatic Biliary Surgery: 60 Cases (1988-2002). Vet Surg 33 (6), 644-9 PubMed.
  • Pike F S, Berg J, King N W et al (2004) Gallbladder mucocele in dogs: 30 cases (2000-2002). J Am Vet Med Assoc 224 (10), 1615-22 PubMed.
  • Worley D R, Hottinger H A, Lawrence H J (2004) Surgical management of gallbladder mucoceles in dogs: 22 cases (1999-2003). J Am Vet Med Assoc 225 (9), 1418-22 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Fossum T W (2007)Surgery of the extrahepatic biliary system.In:Small Animal Surgery. 3rd edn. Ed Fossum T W, Missouri, Mosby Elsevier. pp 560-572.
  • Marin R A, Lanz O I, Tobias K M (2003)Liver and Biliary System.In:Textbook of Veterinary Surgery. 3rd edn. Eds Slatter D, W B Saunders, Philadelphia. pp 708-726.

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