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Biliary Lithiasis in Pregnancy

  • Paul Sungler
  • Horst Steiner

Abstract

Surgery during pregnancy always has an emotional touch because it entails the obvious added risk of morbidity for two — mother and fetus. Laparoscopic surgery in pregnancy is a technically challenging procedure because of the limitations of positioning, low intra-abdominal pressure and hindrance due to the uterus enlargement in later pregnancy; many surgeons are therefore reluctant to perform such surgery. In Reddick and Olson’s original article. [1], pregnancy was stated to be a contraindication to laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Keywords

Laparoscopic Surgery Acute Pancreatitis Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Bile Duct Stone Cervical Length 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Sungler
    • 1
  • Horst Steiner
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryParacelsus Medical UniversitySalzburgAustria
  2. 2.Department of GynecologyParacelsus Medical UniversitySalzburgAustria

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