Elective cholecystectomy during major urological surgery

T. A. Rozanski, V. J. Kiesling, J. A. Vaccaro, W. D. Belville

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A total of 6 patients underwent a major urological operation with simultaneous elective cholecystectomy for cholelithiasis. All patients did well with no morbidity or increased hospital stay attributable to the biliary operation. Numerous articles in the vascular, general and gynecological surgery literature advocate concomitant cholecystectomy when gallstones are present. The complications of nonoperated biliary calculous disease, including postoperative cholecystitis, are well known. A concomitant operation could reduce over-all risks and costs to the patient and health care system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1295-1297
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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