[Laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy in 954 patients. A prospective evaluation].


In 2 1/2 years we performed at the St. Clara Hospital in Basel 954 cholecystectomies; 661 were done laparoscopically. In the laparoscopic group we observed a morbidity of 2.3%, a reoperation rate of 0.6% and a mortality of 0.15%. In the group with open cholecystectomy the morbidity was 9.9% and the mortality 1.3%. In all 954 patients who had a… (More)


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