The Difficult Gallbladder: Staying Out of Trouble
All surgeons doing cholecystectomy frequently encounter the patient with a terribly inflamed, thickened gallbladder where delineation of the normal anatomical structures is difficult or even impossible. How do we manage these cases safely?
- The Difficult Gall Bladder: Setting the Stage and General Principles
David C. Borgstrom, MD, MBA, FACS, Morgantown, WV
- 2018 Tokyo Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Cholecystitis: Pros and Cons
Abe L. Fingerhut, MD, FACS, Graz, Austria
- What Is the Difficult Gallbladder?
Andrew B. Peitzman, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA
- What to Do When the Critical View of Safety Cannot Be Reached?
Randall S. Zuckerman, MD, FACS, Kalispell, MT
- What Is the Role of Percutaneous Cholecystostomy Drainage?
L. Michael Brunt, MD, FACS, St Louis, MO
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Faculty and Disclosures
David C. Borgstrom, MD, MBA, FACS, Morgantown, WV - No Disclosures
Abe L. Fingerhut, MD, FACS, Graz, Austria - No Disclosures
Andrew B. Peitzman, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA - No Disclosures
Randall S. Zuckerman, MD, FACS, Kalispell, MT - No Disclosures
L. Michael Brunt, MD, FACS, St. Louis, MO - Gore, Karl Storz: Institutional research support
Program Committee and Disclosures
CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - No Disclosures
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - No Disclosures
David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - No Disclosures
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - No Disclosures
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - No Disclosures
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - No Disclosures
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - No Disclosures
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - No Disclosures
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - No Disclosures
David A. Spain, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures
Mary T. Hawn, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures
Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon), Houston, TX - No Disclosures
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - No Disclosures
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - No Disclosures
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - No Disclosures
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.50 Certificate of Completion
- 1.50 Self Assessment Credit