Immediate laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis: no need to wait.

@article{Stevens2006ImmediateLC,
  title={Immediate laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis: no need to wait.},
  author={Kent Stevens and Albert Chi and Layla C. Lucas and J. M. Porter and Mark L. Williams},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={192 6},
  pages={756-61}
}
BACKGROUND Early, within 72 hours, laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) for acute chlolecystitis (AC) is the standard of care. We reviewed our experience with immediate (within 24 hours) LC for AC to determine whether this also was safe. METHODS Group 1, those patients who had LC for AC within 24 hours was compared with group 2, those who had LC for AC after 24 hours. RESULTS Of 253 consecutive patients, 132 were in group 1 and 121 were in group 2. There were no differences in group 1 versus… CONTINUE READING

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