Laparosc Endosc Surg Sci . 2023; 30(3): 90-93 | DOI: 10.14744/less.2023.30164
Prophylactic laparoscopic cholecystectomy in lung transplant candidates: Single center outcomes
Mehmet Resit Reşit Sönmez1, Murat Ersin Çardak2, Mehmet Ömer Özduman1, Mürşit Dinçer1, Aziz Serkan Senger1, Selçuk Gülmez1, Erdal Polat1, Mustafa Duman11Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Kosuyolu Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Türkiye
2Department of Thoracic Surgery Clinic, University of Health Sciences, Ministry of Health, Kartal Kosuyolu High Specialization Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Türkiye
INTRODUCTION: Cholecystitis is associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality in patients under immunosuppressive therapy after lung transplantation. Therefore, cholecystectomy is recommended in patients with asymptomatic cholelithiasis who are candidates for lung transplantation. A pre-transplant prophylactic laparoscopic cholecystectomy approach may reduce this morbidity and mortality in lung transplant candidates with cholelithiasis. In this study, we aimed to examine our experience with laparoscopic cholecystectomy before lung transplantation.Keywords:
METHODS: The data of eight lung transplant candidates who underwent prophylactic laparoscopic cholecystectomy for asymptomatic cholelithiasis were evaluated retrospectively.
RESULTS: Of the cases examined, 2 (25%) were female and 6 (75%) were male. The mean age was 34.5 for women and 44.16 for men. No postoperative morbidity or mortality was observed.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Prophylactic laparoscopic cholecystectomy can be safely performed before transplantation in patients who are candidates for lung transplantation.
Cholelithiasis, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, lung transplant candidate
Mehmet Resit Reşit Sönmez, Murat Ersin Çardak, Mehmet Ömer Özduman, Mürşit Dinçer, Aziz Serkan Senger, Selçuk Gülmez, Erdal Polat, Mustafa Duman. Prophylactic laparoscopic cholecystectomy in lung transplant candidates: Single center outcomes. Laparosc Endosc Surg Sci . 2023; 30(3): 90-93
Corresponding Author: Mehmet Resit Reşit Sönmez, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English