Acute laparoscopic cholecystectomy: preferred treatment for acute biliary disease.

@article{ZargarShoshtari2008AcuteLC,
  title={Acute laparoscopic cholecystectomy: preferred treatment for acute biliary disease.},
  author={Kamran Zargar-Shoshtari and Heather Short and Garth H Poole and Andrew G Hill},
  journal={ANZ journal of surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={78 9},
  pages={771-4}
}
BACKGROUND Early laparoscopic cholecystectomy has been shown to be the treatment of choice for acute presentations of gallstone disease. However, currently this practice is not common in many centres. The aim of the study was to evaluate surgical management of patients presenting with acute symptomatic gallstone disease to Middlemore Hospital in 2005. METHODS A retrospective case review of acute presentations of symptomatic gallstone disease was carried out between 1 January and 31 December… CONTINUE READING