Laparoscopic cholecystectomy under epidural anesthesia: a retrospective comparison of 100 patients.

@article{Zhang2012LaparoscopicCU,
  title={Laparoscopic cholecystectomy under epidural anesthesia: a retrospective comparison of 100 patients.},
  author={Hongwei Zhang and Ya-jin Chen and Ming-hui Cao and Feng-tao Ji},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2012},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={107-10}
}
There are limited data about laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) under epidural anesthesia. This retrospective comparative study aimed to evaluate on the feasibility and advantages of LC under epidural anesthesia. In this retrospective comparative study, 100 patients (46 men and 54 women) with symptomatic cholelithiasis undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy using epidural anesthesia (EA) were compared with 100 patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy using general anesthesia (GA). Both… CONTINUE READING