Nikhat Sartaj

Department of General Surgery, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, New Delhi, India


  • Case Report   
    Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in a Patient with Lumbar Peritoneal Shunt (LP Shunt): A Case Report
    Author(s): Musharraf Husain, Tajamul Rashid*, Sanjana Agarwal, Sonali Ohri and Nikhat Sartaj

    Background: Benign Intracranial Hypertension is a condition causing symptomatic raised intracranial pressure and many such patients are managed by ventriculoperitoneal or lumbar peritoneal shunts. Performing laparoscopic procedures in patients with ventriculoperitoneal or lumbar peritoneal shunt was considered to be risky and was avoided. There are very few documented cases worldwide in which laparoscopic cholecystectomy has been carried out in patients with a lumbar peritoneal shunt. Case report: A 39 years old female patient presented to the surgery department of the HAH Centenary Hospital, New Delhi with complaints of pain in the right upper abdomen on and off for one year. Consequently, on evaluation she was diagnosed as a case of symptomatic cholelithiasis and was planned for elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy. She was previously dia.. Read More»

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