Clipless laparoscopic cholecystectomy using the Harmonic scalpel for cirrhotic patients: a prospective randomized study

@article{Nakeeb2010CliplessLC,
  title={Clipless laparoscopic cholecystectomy using the Harmonic scalpel for cirrhotic patients: a prospective randomized study},
  author={Ayman El Nakeeb and Waleed A. Askar and Ramadan El Lithy and Mohamed M Farid},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2010},
  volume={24},
  pages={2536-2541}
}
Improved laparoscopic experiences have made laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) feasible options for cirrhotic patients. This study aimed to compare the traditional method for LC with LC using the Harmonic scalpel in terms of safety and efficacy for cirrhotic patients. In this study, group A (60 patients) underwent LC by the traditional method (TM) with clipping of both the cystic duct and artery and dissection of the gallbladder by diathermy, and group B (60 patients) had LC performed using… CONTINUE READING

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