Open cholecystectomy: muscle splitting versus muscle dividing incision: a randomized study.

Abstract

While laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become the standard procedure for symptomatic gallstones, it is likely that 10% of patients will require an open cholecystectomy whether owing to contraindications to the laparoscopic approach or because conversion to the open technique became necessary following laparoscopy. Although the trend towards smaller open… (More)

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