Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for renal transplants

BANLI O., Guvence N., Altun H.

Transplantation Proceedings, vol.37, no.5, pp.2127-2128, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2005.03.116
  • Journal Name: Transplantation Proceedings
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2127-2128
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


The diagnosis and management of cholelithiasis in renal transplant patients are subjects of debate. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in renal transplant patients with symptomatic gallstone disease. The records of 155 kidney transplant patients were reviewed, including 16 patients who, underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Shortest interval time between transplantation and cholecystectomy was 2 years. Surgical morbidity were seen in two patients (12.5%) with no mortality and no graft loss. In conclusion, laparoscopic cholecystectomy can be performed safely with low morbidity in renal transplant patients who have symptomatic gallstone disease. The morbidity rate is comparable to nontransplant patients. © 2005 by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.