Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

A. Halevy, R. Gold-Deutsch, M. Negri, Z. Halpern, S. Slutzki, J. Sackier

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Abstract

80 patients underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy, of whom 64 were females and 16 males (age range 20-70 years) and 15 had undergone previous abdominal operations. 3 of the 80 operations were converted to open cholecystectomy. In 11, preoperative ERCP was performed, in 2 of whom common bile duct stones were detected. In 7 intraoperative cholangiography was performed. The average hospital stay was 2.2 days. Based on this and other studies, laparoscopic cholecystectomy seems to be the operation of choice for symptomatic cholelithiasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-191, 248
JournalHarefuah
Volume124
Issue number4
StatePublished - 15 Feb 1993
Externally publishedYes

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