Term: Cholecystectomy

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2011-10-24

Definition:

The surgical removal of a gallbladder, which is done if it is inflamed, blocked, filled with gallstones, or cancerous. It can be done through an abdominal incision (open cholecystectomy) or through smaller incisions using a small video camera on a tube called a laparoscope (laparoscopic cholecystectomy). See MedlinePlus® - Health Topics - Gallbladder Diseases for more information.

In Fransoo et al. (2011), cholecystectomy is defined using either ICD-9-CM procedure codes 51.21 - 51.24 or CCI codes 1.OD.57, 1.OD.89 OR 1.OA.87 (with location code=right extended) in any procedure field.

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