Complications After Laparoscopic and Conventional Cholecystectomy: A Comparative Study

  title={Complications After Laparoscopic and Conventional Cholecystectomy: A Comparative Study},
  author={Iris B. Brune and Klaus Schoenleben and Suha M Omran},
  journal={HPB Surgery},
  pages={19 - 25}
The growing popularity of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has made extensive series comparing laparoscopic and conventional cholecystectomy in a prospective, randomized way nearly impossible. To evaluate LC we compared retrospectively 800 laparoscopic with 748 conventional cholecystectomies (CC). Of the 800 LC, 10 (1.2%) were converted to laparotomy. 6 conversions were related to aberrant anatomical features or features making dissection very difficult, 4 conversions were due to complications… CONTINUE READING


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