Complications in laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy: a prospective comparative trial.

@article{Buanes1996ComplicationsIL,
  title={Complications in laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy: a prospective comparative trial.},
  author={T A Buanes and Odd Mj{\aa}land},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy & endoscopy},
  year={1996},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={266-72}
}
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (n = 250) was compared with the open procedure (n = 250) in a prospective comparative study focusing on complications. Severity grade was classified according to the Toronto system. The frequency of severity grade 1 complications was equal after open and laparoscopic cholecystectomy (5.6%), but major complications (grade 2 and higher) were significantly more frequent in the open group (10.4 versus 3.6%). The only postoperative death occurred after open… CONTINUE READING

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