cholecystolithotomy

cholecystolithotomy

 [ko″le-sis″to-lĭ-thot´ah-me]
incision of the gallbladder for removal of gallstones.
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With further refinement of the technique and stent technology, additional cholecystoscopy using smaller caliber or standard endoscopes with cholecystolithotomy could be considered [19].
In a study of 64 patients with liver cirrhosis, 33 cirrhotic patients with asymptomatic cholelithiasis underwent cholecystectomy or cholecystolithotomy during portal diversion; the mortality and morbidity rates in these patients were not significantly different within another cohort of 170 cirrhotic patients who underwent portal operation alone [90].
There are three options: cholecystectomy (removal of the gall bladder), cholecystolithotomy (removal of the stones), or do nothing and see if the stones either pass or dissolve.