[Consequences of routine gastroscopy before cholecystectomy].

Abstract

In a retrospective study of 610 patients the role of routine gastroscopy prior to cholecystectomy was investigated. The results demonstrated that only in a low incidence (11% of patients gastroscopied) relevant findings are present. However, most of these patients had a typical history. Therefore, despite risks, routine preoperative endoscopy prior to… (More)

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