Cholecystectomy after tube cholecystostomy.


Seventy-nine patients with cholecystostomy tubes underwent cholecystectomies. Twenty-nine had cholecystectomies and common bile duct exploration and 50 had cholecystectomies only. The 50 who had cholecystectomies alone were compared with 50 patients who had elective cholecystectomies. The comparison defined any differences in morbidity and mortality between… (More)


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