Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and Appendectomy With Sickle Cell Disease

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Thirty-six pediatric and adult patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), cholelithiasis, and repeated abdominal crises underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) and appendectomy with minimal complications. We prefer using LC to the open method for patients with SCD, and we propose adjustments to the positions of the four trocars to facilitate both procedures without adversely affecting the patient.

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