Bleeding remains one of the most serious complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy and can increase mortality. Even if several patient-related and intraoperative factors increase the risk of bleeding, complete hemostasis should be achieved at the end of each surgical procedure. Although irrigation is a standard step, its importance is often underestimated. This commentary highlights the efficacy of peritoneal lavage in identifying bleeding sources and the effect of saline temperature.

Peritoneal lavage: A simple tool to prevent bleeding during and after laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Schembari E.;Bortolussi C.;Coco O.;Teodoro M.;Mattone E.;Palumbo V.;Magazu S.;Di Carlo I.
2019

Abstract

Bleeding remains one of the most serious complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy and can increase mortality. Even if several patient-related and intraoperative factors increase the risk of bleeding, complete hemostasis should be achieved at the end of each surgical procedure. Although irrigation is a standard step, its importance is often underestimated. This commentary highlights the efficacy of peritoneal lavage in identifying bleeding sources and the effect of saline temperature.
Bleeding; Cholecystectomy; Peritoneal lavage; Prevention
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