Since 1991, laparoscopic cholecystectomy has been utilized in children with sickle cell disease, predominantly because of the decreased pain and shorter hospitalization. We believe that outpatient laparoscopic cholecystectomy or even a 24 hour hospitalization is not indicated in the patient with sickle cell disease. Perioperative complications include bleeding diathesis, vasoocclusive phenomena, and delayed hemolytic transfusion reactions, although clotting parameters can be normal.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1995|
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