Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis

D. Neufeld, G. Sivak, J. Jessel, U. Freund

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Abstract

We performed 417 laparoscopic cholecystectomies, including 58 for acute cholecystitis, between September 1991 and April 1995,. All operations were successful, with no mortality or complications. In about 10%, the laparoscopic approach failed and we converted to open cholecystectomy. Average post-operative hospitalization was 24 hours. We also performed primary open cholecystectomies in 55 patients with acute cholecystitis, because of limitations of operating room and staff availability for unscheduled laparoscopic surgery. In these patients, hospital stay was longer and rate of complications higher. In our opinion laparoscopic cholecystectomy is safe and the preferred approach in acute cholecystitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-457, 503
JournalHarefuah
Volume130
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Apr 1996
Externally publishedYes

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