Long-term follow-up after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

  title={Long-term follow-up after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.},
  author={E. M{\"u}he},
  volume={24 9},
A five-year follow-up was performed in 93 of 94 patients who successfully underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy between 1985 and 1987. The results were compared to those in 130 of 136 patients of a non-randomized control group who had undergone open cholecystectomy during the same period. Patients characteristics and gallbladder findings were comparable in the two groups. Postoperative complications were infrequent and not significantly different in the two groups, whereas the mean hospital… CONTINUE READING
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