Laparoscopic and laparotomic cholecystectomy: a randomized trial comparing postoperative respiratory function.


BACKGROUND The fact that pulmonary complications occur in 20-60% of the patients subjected to abdominal operations clearly indicates that the lungs are the most endangered organ during the postoperative period. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to demonstrate the impact of cholecystectomy on postoperative respiratory disturbances by comparing the… (More)