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[The Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome in laparoscopic surgery].

Authors
  • Palade, R
  • Vasile, D
  • Grigoriu, M
  • Voiculescu, D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Chirurgia (Bucharest, Romania : 1990)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2002
Volume
97
Issue
6
Pages
557–561
Identifiers
PMID: 12731213
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome was diagnosed intraoperatory at 7.1% of the laparoscopic cholecystectomies in our clinic. The attitude in all cases was to perform a complete adhesiolysis. The reasons we consider that support this are: 1. the adhesions that fix the liver to the diaphragma do not allow the surgeon a comfortable access to perform cholecystectomy; 2. if these adhesions are torn accidentally during operation it could end up to the glissonian sheath rupture and uncontrollable bleeding; 3. adhesiolysis might be imposed in order to introduce the ports under visual control; 4. the traction determined by the perihepatitis process against the parietal peritoneum could be responsible for postoperative right quadrant pain; 5. the hepatodiaphragma adhesions make impossible the suction of the intraoperative secretions. A complete adhesiolysis allow a correct lavage of the suprahepatic area preventing the possible retention of clots, bile or even calculi. We didn't notice neither a longer duration of the intervention due to adesiolysis nor intra/or postoperative complications.

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