Is a Drain Necessary Routinely After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for an Acutely Inflamed Gallbladder? A Retrospective Analysis of 457 Cases

@article{Kim2014IsAD,
  title={Is a Drain Necessary Routinely After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for an Acutely Inflamed Gallbladder? A Retrospective Analysis of 457 Cases},
  author={Eun Young Kim and Young Kyoung You and Dong Goo Kim and Soo Ho Lee and Jae Hyun Han and Sung Kyun Park and Gun Hyung Na and Tae Ho Hong},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={18},
  pages={941-946}
}
During laparoscopic surgery for an acutely inflamed gallbladder, most surgeons routinely insert a drain. However, no consensus has been reached regarding the need for drainage in these cases, and the use of a drain remains controversial. This retrospective study divided 457 cases into two groups according to whether or not a drain was inserted and reviewed… CONTINUE READING