Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: the European experience.

  title={Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: the European experience.},
  author={Jacques P{\'e}rissat},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={165 4},
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, initially performed in France in 1987, has rapidly spread to other European countries, the United States, and elsewhere. Of the techniques that have evolved, the "French" technique, in which the surgeon stands between the patient's legs, and the "American" technique, in which the surgeon stands on the patient's left side, are the most commonly used. In the former technique, the liver is retracted via the mid-clavicular cannula and the infundibulum of the… CONTINUE READING


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