Changing trends in surgery for benign gallbladder disease.


Hospital charts and notes of 2181 consecutive cholecystectomies performed between 1969 and 1984 were computer analyzed. They were divided into three categories of patients operated on 5, 10, and 15 yr ago. The trends of change throughout this period were as follows: 1) The population operated on in the last 5 yr is older, the proportion of males, especially… (More)


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