Functional impairment of the abdominal wall following laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy

@article{Balogh2002FunctionalIO,
  title={Functional impairment of the abdominal wall following laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy},
  author={Brigitta Balogh and A. Zauner-Dung and Peter Nicolakis and Christian Armbruster and Stephan Kriwanek and H. Piza-katzer},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
  year={2002},
  volume={16},
  pages={481-486}
}
Background: Subcostal incisions for open cholecystectomy (OC) denervate the right upper and middle abdomen. Methods: Sensory and abdominal muscle function (Janda's muscle function test, Cybex 6000) was evaluated. Healthy volunteers (10 women, 12 men) were compared with 13 women and 12 men after OC and 11 women and 11 men after laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). For computed tomography (CT) studies, a spiral scanner was used. Results: Of the OC patients, 21 (95.5%) complained of dys- and… CONTINUE READING