Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the elderly

@article{Firilas1996LaparoscopicCI,
  title={Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the elderly},
  author={A. Firilas and Bruce E Duke and Martin H. Max},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={1996},
  volume={10},
  pages={33-35}
}
BackgroundFew studies have examined the results of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in the elderly. We reviewed our experience with the procedure in 194 patients age 65 and older.MethodsA chart review was performed on patients who underwent attempted LC over a 4-year period. Age, conversion rate to open cholecystectomy (OC), length of stay, and morbidity and mortality rates were compared between elective and inpatients as well as between patients age 65–75 and patients over age 75… CONTINUE READING
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