[Early elective cholecystectomy in acute stone-related cholecystitis].

During the period 1980 to 1989, 342 patients with acute cholecystitis, 202 women and 140 men, with median age 71 (19-100) years, were admitted to our department. The treatment strategy during the period was early planned cholecystectomy in operable stabile patients with a duration of the disease of less than 7-8 days. Seven patients (2.0%) died, three after… CONTINUE READING