Cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, and Cholecystectomy in Cirrhotic Patients

  • Kenneth D. Chavin
  • Gabriel R. Chedister
  • Vinayak S. Rohan
  • Arun P. Palanisamy


The prevalence of the disease of the gallbladder is increased in cirrhotic patients. This fact further complicates an already morbid disease. Pathogenesis, patient assessment and work-up, as well as operative and nonoperative intervention for biliary disease in cirrhotic patients are examined below.


Cirrhosis Cholelithiasis Cholecystitis Cholecystectomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth D. Chavin
    • 1
  • Gabriel R. Chedister
    • 2
  • Vinayak S. Rohan
    • 2
  • Arun P. Palanisamy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Medical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA

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