Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in octogenarians.

  title={Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in octogenarians.},
  author={J. Gary Maxwell and B A Tyler and Birtment Maxwell and Carla C Brinker and Deborah L. Covington},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={64 9},
  pages={826-31; discussion 831-2}
Performance of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is increasing, and patients age 80 and over comprise an increasingly larger proportion of the LC population. This study documents that the increase is accompanied by safe outcome in this patient population. However, the evidence also suggests that cholelithiasis appears to have been a neglected condition in this age group. The prevalence of nonelective procedures, the conversion rate to an open operation, more intraoperative complications, and… CONTINUE READING


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