Emergent versus elective cholecystectomy: conversion rates and outcomes.


BACKGROUND Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is the procedure of choice for treatment of cholelithiasis/cholecystitis. Conversion rates (CR) to open cholecystectomy (OC) have been reported previously as 5-15% in elective cases, and up to 25% in patients with acute cholecystitis. We examined the CR in a tertiary-care academic hospital and a statewide surgery… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/sur.2012.160


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