Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Pregnancy - a Case Report

Ion C.Puia, Calin Mitre, Sorin Muresan, Aida Puia, Igor Ghidras

3rd Surgical Clinic, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca


Pregnancy has generally been considered a contrain-dication to laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The authors present a case of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a 25 year old patient who was 19 weeks pregnant. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy can be safely accomplished during pregnancy, provided that the open technique of insertion of the first cannula is used and all subsequent trocars are inserted under direct vision.

Key words

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy