Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: morbidity and mortality in a community teaching institution.

@article{Brown1993LaparoscopicCM,
  title={Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: morbidity and mortality in a community teaching institution.},
  author={Eileen Brown and Abdelkader Hawasli and Larry R Lloyd},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={13-8}
}
From November 1989 to December 1990, 474 elective laparoscopic cholecystectomies were performed. This study analyzes the first year's experience with regard to complications, postoperative response in terms of pain and nausea, and time back to activity and work. There were 369 females and 105 males in the group. The average age was 51.5 years. Of these, 394 were discharged within 23 h and 80 required admission postoperatively. Of the group requiring hospitalization, there were 10 (2.1%) major… CONTINUE READING