Early Versus Delayed Cholecystectomy for Acute Cholecystitis, Are the 72  hours Still the Rule?: A Randomized Trial.

@article{Roulin2016EarlyVD,
  title={Early Versus Delayed Cholecystectomy for Acute Cholecystitis, Are the 72  hours Still the Rule?: A Randomized Trial.},
  author={Didier Roulin and Alend Saadi and Luca Di Mare and Nicolas Demartines and Nermin Halkic},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2016}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare clinical outcomes of early versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in acute cholecystitis with more than 72 hours of symptoms. BACKGROUND LC is the treatment of acute cholecystitis, with consensus recommendation that patients should be operated within 72 hours of evolution. Data however remain weak with no prospective study focusing on patients beyond 72 hours of symptoms. METHODS Patients with acute cholecystitis and more than 72… CONTINUE READING
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