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Indications for Preemptive Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
General Surgery

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A cholecystectomy is usually performed for active cholecystitis or for a suspicious lesion. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a stable patient is a low risk procedure which may be considered for patients either who have stones and are at high risk of complications or who are symptomatic despite alternative strategies.

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