Laparoscopic vs. open surgery for acute adhesive small-bowel obstruction: patients’ outcome and cost-effectiveness

@article{Khaikin2007LaparoscopicVO,
  title={Laparoscopic vs. open surgery for acute adhesive small-bowel obstruction: patients’ outcome and cost-effectiveness},
  author={Marat Khaikin and Nathan P Schneidereit and Susan M Cera and Dana R. Sands and Jonathan Efron and Eric G. Weiss and Juan J. Nogueras and A. M. Vernava 3rd and Steven D. Wexner},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2007},
  volume={21},
  pages={742-746}
}
Numerous studies have demonstrated the feasibility of laparoscopy in the management of acute adhesive small-bowel obstruction (AASBO). However, comparative data with laparotomy are lacking. The aim of this study was to compare laparoscopy and laparotomy for the treatment of AASBO in terms of patient outcome and cost-effectiveness. A retrospective chart review of all patients who underwent surgery for AASBO from 1999 to 2005 was conducted. Data recorded included operative and postoperative… CONTINUE READING

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