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1st Edition

Safe Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
An Illustrated Atlas

ISBN 9781032005201
Published September 23, 2021 by CRC Press
170 Pages 256 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a straightforward abdominal surgery performed worldwide, which can occasionally be mired with life-threatening complications when the safety principles are flouted. The tips and tricks of safety given in this book provide a complete insight into the variability of biliary anatomy, the nuances, and the technique of addressing the safety issues during routine and complicated procedures. Additionally, the book also explores the reasons for complications in real-life situations and suggests means for their avoidance. Using high-resolution video grabs, appropriately edited, an attempt has been made to explain all critical issues during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Key Features

  • Explains the Do’s & Don’ts of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a concise and focused atlas form.
  • Serves as an illustrated reference to perform a safe uncomplicated cholecystectomy for postgraduate students in general surgery, surgeons practicing minimally invasive surgery and hepatobiliary surgeons.
  • Uses high quality operative videos to provide a detailed understanding of real-life situations and means to comply with safety measures.

Table of Contents


Foreword by Keith D. Lillemoe

Foreword by Raj Prasad





1. Introduction

2. Evaluation of Patients with Gallstone Disease

3. Surgical Anatomy Relevant to Cholecystectomy

4. Steps of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and the ‘Critical View of Safety’

5. Management of the Cystic Artery and Its Variations

6. Management of the Cystic Duct

7. Management of the Gallbladder Bed

8. Alternative Techniques in Difficult Situations

9. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Acute Cholecystitis

10. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Special Situations

11. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Cirrhosis of the Liver and Portal Hypertension

12. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for Malpositioned Gallbladder

13. Intraoperative Cholangiography for the Extrahepatic Biliary Anatomy

14. Troubleshooting during Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

15. Errors and ‘Near Misses’ during Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

16. Summary and Recommendations


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Dr Mohammad Ibrarullah is currently serving as Professor & Senior Consultant in the Dept of Surgical Gastroenterology, Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar, India.

Dr Sadiq S Sikora is currently the Director, Surgical Division, Institute of Digestive & HPB Sciences, Sakra World Hospital, Bangalore.


Safe Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: An Illustrated Atlas by Mohammad Ibrarullah and SS Sikora deals with preoperative workup, especially and when how to anticipate a difficult gall bladder (GB) and detect common bile duct (CBD) stones. Full chapters justifiably deal with surgical anatomy and the critical view of safety (CVS)- the mool mantra (Sanskrit: the key incantation) of LC. The book illustrates and describes the step-by-step approach to the technique of LC in presence of normal as well as abnormal (aberrant) anatomy, to perform a safe cholecystectomy in not only easy but even in difficult cases. The Atlas is a treasure house of excellent quality well-labeled images and videos with supplementary explanatory and easy-to-read text. The book is invaluable, and the authors have deep knowledge and vast experience in not only performing laparoscopic cholecystectomy but aslo managing the complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

V. K. Kapoor
HPB Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital (MGMCH), Jaipur, India