Endoscopic surgery in Senegal. Benefits, costs and limits.

  title={Endoscopic surgery in Senegal. Benefits, costs and limits.},
  author={Cino Bendinelli and Ticiana Leal and Fabrice Moncade and M. Dieng and Cheikh Tidiane Tour{\'e} and Paolo Miccoli},
  journal={Surgical endoscopy},
  volume={16 10},
BACKGROUND Evaluating the introduction of endoscopic surgery in Senegal may be useful for assessing the role of this technology in developing countries. METHODS The endoscopic surgery performed at the Hospital Principal and the Hospital Le Dantec, Dakar, from January 1995 to December 2000 was evaluated retrospectively. Operative time, postoperative stay, patients, and hospital costs were compared in samples of 100 patients treated endoscopically and 80 patients treated with open techniques… CONTINUE READING

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