Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients with COVID–19 and in a postcovid period

Keywords: laparoscopic cholecystectomy, COVID-19


Objective. Determination of the role and place for laparoscopic cholecystectomy on background of COVID-19 and in postcovid period.

Materials and methods. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed in 54 patients, suffering cholelithiasis, complicated by an acute calculous cholecystitis, who suffered or have had COVID-19 previously.

Results. Duration of the disease befor hospitalization into the stationary more than 24 h was noted in 45(83,3%) patients. Destructive form of the gallbladder inflammation have appeared a typical one. Antibodies IgM and IgG for SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19) and positive PCR-test, diagnostic for the viral RNA residuals was noted in 100% of the patients.

Conclusion. The cholelithiasis and an acute clculous cholecystitis course in the patients, suffering COVID-19 or those who have had this disease, is accompanied by certain clinical peculiarities. Diagnosis of cholelithiasis and an acute calculous cholecystitis in the patients having COVID-19 or in a postcovid period must be rapid and precise. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy must be considered a «gold standard» as the operation for cholelithiasis and an acute calculous cholecystitis in the patients, suffering COVID-19 or in a postcovid period.

Author Biographies

V. V. Mіshchenko, Odessa National Medical University

Mishchenko Vasyl Vasyliovych - MD, DSci(Med), Professor,
Professor of the Department of Surgery No 1,
Odessa National Medical University.
33a Knyazheska str., apt. 7, 65023, Odessa, Ukraine

P. І. Pustovoit, Odessa Regional Clinical Hospital

Pustovoit Petro Ivanovych - MD, PhD(Med), Associate Professor,
Head of the Department of Invasive Methods of Diagnosis and Treatment
Odessa Regional Clinical Hospital,
16 Limanna str., 65013. Odessa, Ukraine

R. Yu. Vododiuk, Odessa National Medical University

Vododiuk Roman Yuriyovych - MD, PhD(Med), Assistant
Department of Surgery No 1,
Odessa National Medical University.
34 Ivan and Yuri Lip str, apt. 5065078. Odessa, Ukraine

V. V. Velichko, Odessa National Medical University

Velichko Vladyslav Valeriyovych - MD, PhD(Med), Assistant
Department of Surgery No 1,
Odessa National Medical University.
64 Odesa Str., 65025, Odessa region, Odessa district, village Fontanka,


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How to Cite
MіshchenkoV. V., PustovoitP. І., Vododiuk, R. Y., & Velichko, V. V. (2021). Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients with COVID–19 and in a postcovid period. Klinicheskaia Khirurgiia, 88(9-10), 62-66.
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