Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

An Evidence-Based Guide

  • Ferdinando Agresta
  • Fabio Cesare Campanile
  • Nereo Vettoretto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Ferdinando Agresta, Fabio Cesare Campanile, Nereo Vettoretto
    Pages 1-7
  3. Fabio Cesare Campanile, Ferdinando Agresta, Nereo Vettoretto, Roberto Cirocchi, Mario Campli
    Pages 9-21
  4. Gianfranco Silecchia, Fernando Serventi, Nicola Cillara, Stefania Fiume, Gianluigi Luridiana
    Pages 23-44
  5. Carlo Bergamini, Massimiliano Mutignani, Giovanni Alemanno, Alessandro Sturiale, Emilia Masci, Fiorenza Belli et al.
    Pages 45-57
  6. Fabio Cesare Campanile, Alessandro Carrara, Michele Motter, Luca Ansaloni, Ferdinando Agresta
    Pages 59-72
  7. Pietro Maida, Gianluca Guercioni, Giuseppe Miranda, Gianpaolo Marte, Marco Nunziante, Luigi Barra et al.
    Pages 73-87
  8. Piero Narilli, Annalisa Di Filippo, Mario Campli, Michele Motter, Alessandro Carrara
    Pages 89-101
  9. Nereo Vettoretto, Francesco Feroci, Federico Perna, Salvatore Vadalà, Cristina Virzì
    Pages 103-115
  10. Pietro Lombari, Nicola Carlomagno, Gabriele Ricci, Lorenzo Asciore, Luca Lazzaro, Antonio Iannucci
    Pages 117-129
  11. Pietro Lombari, Nicola Carlomagno, Gabriele Ricci, Xheseda Dumani, Fabrizio Cantore, Ferdinando Salzano de Luna
    Pages 131-139
  12. Domenico Marchi, Maria Grazia Esposito, Ivan G. Gentile, Francesco Gilio
    Pages 141-147
  13. Alessandro Carrara, Ferdinando Agresta, Luigi Ricciardelli, Michele Motter, Gianmarco Ghezzi
    Pages 149-157
  14. Gian Luca Baiocchi, Daniela Prando, Davide Piccolo, Francesco Brandara, Luigi Ciccoritti, Federico Gheza et al.
    Pages 159-169
  15. Gabriele Armellin, Massimo Micaglio
    Pages 171-180
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 181-185

About this book


This book, written by expert surgeons, offers a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of all aspects of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Coverage includes the indications for surgery, anesthesia, establishment of pneumoperitoneum, surgical technique, and the prevention and management of complications. Performance of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the specific contexts of biliary tree stones and acute cholecystitis is described. Extensive reference is made to the latest clinical evidence, and the real benefits of the laparoscopic approach, for example in terms of outcomes and day surgery, are carefully assessed. New technologies, including SILS, NOTES, robotic surgery, and miniaturized instruments, are reviewed. The learning curve and training are also extensively discussed, and an individual chapter is devoted to the views of international experts in the field.

Some 20 years after the National Institutes of Health Consensus Conference first published recommendations regarding indications for laparoscopic cholecystectomy, it remains the gold standard approach and continues to evolve.


Intraoperative cholecystectomy Pneumoperitoneum anesthesiology emergency and scheduled surgery new technologies in cholecystectomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Ferdinando Agresta
    • 1
  • Fabio Cesare Campanile
    • 2
  • Nereo Vettoretto
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryULSS19 del VenetoADRIAItaly
  2. 2.Division of General SurgeryHospital S.Giovanni Decollato AndosillaCivita CastellanaItaly
  3. 3.Unit of Laparoscopic SurgeryHospital Mellino MelliniChiariItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-05406-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-05407-0
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