PMID: 1793904Jan 1, 1991

Preventive operations of the gallbladder and bile ducts

Langenbecks Archiv für Chirurgie. Supplement. Kongressband
H F Kienzle


Prophylactic cholecystectomy is indicated for cholelithiasis in diabetic patients, in hemolytic anemias, before transplantations for focus treatment or implantation of a cardiac valve and also before travelling to countries with poor infrastructure; or for precancerous lesions like GB papilloma, porcelain gallbladder or cystic choledochus. Furthermore one can consider prophylactic indication for cholecystectomy for asymptomatic cholecystolithiasis in young patients in order to prevent complications in future.

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