Is intra-operative cholangiography necessary during laparoscopic cholecystectomy? A multicentre rural experience from a developing world country.

@article{Mir2007IsIC,
  title={Is intra-operative cholangiography necessary during laparoscopic cholecystectomy? A multicentre rural experience from a developing world country.},
  author={Iqbal Saleem Mir and Mir Mohsin and Omar Sharief Kirmani and Tafazul Majid and Khurshid Alam Wani and M Hassan and Javed Naqshbandi and Mohammed Maqbool},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 33},
  pages={4493-7}
}
AIM To evaluate the feasibility and safety of performing laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in non-teaching rural hospitals of a developing country without intra-operative cholangiography (IOC). To evaluate the possibility of reduction of costs and hospital stay for patients undergoing LC. METHODS A prospective analysis of patients with symptomatic benign diseases of gall bladder undergoing LC in three non-teaching rural hospitals of Kashmir Valley from Jan 2001 to Jan 2007. The cohort… CONTINUE READING

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