[Conversion in laparoscopic cholecystectomy].

@article{Trcoveanu2005ConversionIL,
  title={[Conversion in laparoscopic cholecystectomy].},
  author={Eugen T{\^a}rcoveanu and Dragoş Niculescu and S t Georgescu and Oana Epure and Costel Bradea},
  journal={Chirurgia},
  year={2005},
  volume={100 5},
  pages={437-44}
}
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has become the gold standard in the treatment of symptomatic cholelithiasis. Some patients require conversion to open surgery and several preoperative variables have been identified as risk factors that are helpful in predicting the probability of conversion. The aim of this study was to analyze the factors that make LC difficult and determine conversion to open approach: Our study includes: 6985 cases which underwent LC and 1430 cases with open cholecystectomy… CONTINUE READING
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