Elective cholecystectomy without drainage and without prophylactic antibiotics. A prospective randomized trial with clinical and bacteriological aspects.

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A consecutive series of 50 patients undergoing elective cholecystectomy without prophylactic antibiotics entered a prospective randomized trial to compare the post-operative clinical course whether the subhepatic space was drained or not. 26 patients (mean age 58 yrs) were drained and 24 patients (mean age 59 yrs) were not. The incidence of positive… (More)

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@article{Druart1990ElectiveCW, title={Elective cholecystectomy without drainage and without prophylactic antibiotics. A prospective randomized trial with clinical and bacteriological aspects.}, author={M. L. Druart and D Fetelian and Ester Engelman and Jean Michel Limbosch}, journal={Acta chirurgica Belgica}, year={1990}, volume={90 3}, pages={79-85} }