[Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in morbid obesity. Indications or contraindications?].

  title={[Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in morbid obesity. Indications or contraindications?].},
  author={Ch Nies and Detlef Klaus Bartsch and Matthias Rothmund},
  journal={Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift fur alle Gebiete der operativen Medizen},
  volume={65 1},
In early reports on the experience with laparoscopic cholecystectomy severe obesity was considered a contraindication for this procedure. The prospectively documented data of 370 consecutive patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy were analysed to investigate, whether this point of view is still justified. 35 of these 370 patients were classified as being severely obese (body-mass-index greater than 33 kg/m2). Median operation time was significantly longer in these patients than in the… CONTINUE READING


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