Early versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for treatment of acute cholecystitis.

@article{Lo1996EarlyVD,
  title={Early versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for treatment of acute cholecystitis.},
  author={Chung-Mau Lo and Chi Leung Liu and Eric C. Lai and Sheung Tat Fan and John Wong},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={223 1},
  pages={37-42}
}
OBJECTIVE The current study compared the results of early versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for treatment of acute cholecystitis. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Although recent reports have suggested the use of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis, the complication and conversion rates remain high. No data are available on whether initial medical treatment can improve the results. METHOD Among 497 patients who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy, 52 (10.5%) had a… CONTINUE READING

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