Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: incidents and complications. A retrospective analysis of 9542 consecutive laparoscopic operations.

@article{Duca2003LaparoscopicCI,
  title={Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: incidents and complications. A retrospective analysis of 9542 consecutive laparoscopic operations.},
  author={Sergiu Duca and Ovidiu Eugen Bala and Nadim Al-Hajjar and Cristina Elena Lancu and Ion Cosmin Puia and D. G. Munteanu and Fl Graur},
  journal={HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association},
  year={2003},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={152-8}
}
BACKGROUND Even though laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has become the customary method for treating gallstones, some incidents and complications appear rather more frequently than with the open technique. Several aspects of these complications and their treatment possibilities are analysed. MATERIALS AND METHODS Over the last 9 years 9542 LCs have been performed at this centre, of which 13.9% were carried out for acute cholecystitis, 38.4% in obese patients and 7.6% in patients aged >65… CONTINUE READING