Increased Rate of Cholecystectomy after Introduction of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Saudi Arabia

  title={Increased Rate of Cholecystectomy after Introduction of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Saudi Arabia},
  author={Abdulmohsen A. Al-Mulhim and Ahmad A. Al-Ali and A. Albar and Ahmad A. Bahnassy and Maha S.A. Abdelhadi and Lad{\'e} Wosornu and Tawfiq M. Tamimi},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
A rapid increase in the rate of cholecystectomy was reported in eastern Saudi Arabia between 1977 and 1986. The aim of this study was to determine whether the rate of cholecystectomy in the same region was still rising after the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. From 1987 to 1995 a total of 24 hospitals in eastern Saudi Arabia were surveyed using a questionnaire. During the 9-year study period, the rate of total cholecystectomy (open and laparoscopic) increased by 91%. Whereas the… CONTINUE READING


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