Acute cholecystitis: risk factors for conversion to an open procedure.

  title={Acute cholecystitis: risk factors for conversion to an open procedure.},
  author={Megan E. Sippey and Marysia Grzybowski and Mark L. Manwaring and Kevin Richard Kasten and William H.H. Chapman and Walter E. Pofahl and Walter J. Pories and Konstantinos Spaniolas},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  volume={199 2},
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is one of the most common general surgical procedures performed. Conversion to an open procedure (CTO) is associated with increased morbidity and length of stay. Patients presenting with acute cholecystitis are at higher risk for CTO. Studies have attempted to examine risk factors for CTO in patients who undergo laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis but are limited by small sample size. The aim of this study was to identify preoperative… CONTINUE READING
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