Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in a Patient on Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis
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The patient was a 72-year-old man who was receiving continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) with a diagnosis of chronic renal failure. Although his response to dialysis therapy was favorable, right hypochondralgia and fever occurred, and gallstones were detected by abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography. Drip-infusion cholangiography (DIC) revealed neither dilation nor calculus in the common bile duct. The patient was diagnosed as having acute cholecystitis and cholecystolithiasis and, in consideration of his general condition, laparoscopic cholecystectomy was carried out. Pneumoperitoneum was performed through a CAPD tube, and a 10 mm-trocar was carefully introduced through a supraumbilical incision so as not to injure the CAPD tube. Since intraoperative cholangiography showed a condition similar to preoperative DIC, only cholecystectomy was undertaken. The postoperative course was uneventful, with neither postoperative hemorrhage nor leakage of dialysate from the wound.
Hiroshima Journal of Medical Sciences
Hiroshima University Medical Press