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surgical removal of the gall bladder (usually for relief of gallstone pain)

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In 1882, he performed one of the first gallbladder operations in the United States, a cholecystotomy performed on his mother on the kitchen table at 2 a.
The operation of cholecystotomy, although relatively simple and safe, and, indeed, sometimes carried out today to drain an acutely inflammed and adherent gall bladder, had the disadvantages of recurrent infection, residual stones and, often, of a persistent discharging biliary fistula.
In his report, published that same year, 1882, Langenbuch recommended cholecystectomy, after preliminary ligation of the cystic duct, as a less dangerous and more effective treatment of cholelithiasis than cholecystotomy, something to which we would all agree in the great majority of cases.
He was the first surgeon in Europe, and the second in the world, to perform a cholecystotomy.