What are the mortality rates for abdominal surgeries in patients with cirrhosis?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: David C Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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In the prelaparoscopic era, a study of nonshunt abdominal surgeries demonstrated a 10% mortality rate for patients with Child Class A cirrhosis, as opposed to a 30% mortality rate for patients with Child Class B cirrhosis and a 75% mortality rate for patients with Child Class C cirrhosis. [58] Although cholecystectomy was among the riskier surgeries noted, several reports have described the successful performance of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients with Child Class A or B cirrhosis. [59]


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