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PUBLISHED: Open Cholecystectomy for Gallstone Disease

Open Cholecystectomy for Gallstone Disease
Liborio “Jun” Soledad, MDEnrico Jayma, MDTed Carpio, MD
World Surgical Foundation

Gallstone disease is one of the most common disorders affecting the digestive tract. Most individuals with gallstones are asymptomatic and do not require treatment. For symptomatic patients, however, cholecystectomy is recommended.

Cholecystectomy is one of the most common abdominal surgeries performed worldwide. Indications include moderate-to-severe symptoms, stones obstructing the bile duct, gallbladder inflammation, large gallbladder polyps, and pancreatic inflammation due to gallstones.

Here, we report the case of a 53-year-old male with stones in his biliary duct. Despite having uncomplicated disease, the patient was treated with a primary open cholecystectomy because laparoscopy was not available.

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Open Cholecystectomy
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Liborio “June” Soledad, MD
World Surgical Foundation

Enrico Jayma, MD
World Surgical Foundation

Ted Carpio, MD
World Surgical Foundation

The patient in this case is a 53-year-old male with a 1-year history of recurrent right upper quadrant pain that radiates to the back. On workup, ultrasound revealed intraluminal gallstones. Here, Dr. Soledad, Dr. Jayma, and Dr. Carpio perform an open cholecystectomy on this patient while on a surgical mission to the Philippines with the World Surgical Foundation.