Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Successful done at 20 Weeks of Pregnancy for Acute Calculus Cholecystitis: A Case Report from Resource Limited Area

Author(s): Alexander Mwelange*, Evance Sanga and Aziz Allyl

Laparoscopic surgery is best option for surgical conditions in pregnancy that necessitate surgical intervention. During pregnancy acute abdominal pain associated with acute appendicitis and Cholecystitis takes the lead in causing admissions and hospital visits. The SAGES recommends no limitations to trimesters for any laparoscopic intervention to be done. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed successfully to a 31 years woman (G4P2+1 L2) at 20 weeks of pregnancy and discharged without complications on the third day. She had a normal delivery of a female baby at 38 weeks of gestation. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is safe and reasonable treatment option during pregnancy.


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