The number of surgical units, performing laparoscopic cholecystectomies (LC) in Austria increased from 24 hospitals (20%) in 1990 to 85 hospitals (70%) in 1991, performing 7351 LCs. In 97% the outcome was uneventful, the conversion rate was 2.1%; 0.85% required secondary laparotomy. Common bile duct lesion occurred in 0.5%, lethality was 0.1% (n = 4… (More)
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