Open cholecystectomy. A contemporary analysis of 42,474 patients.

  title={Open cholecystectomy. A contemporary analysis of 42,474 patients.},
  author={Joel Jay Roslyn and Gregory S. Binns and Edward F X Hughes and Kimberly Saunders-Kirkwood and M. J. Zinner and Joe A. Cates},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={218 2},
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated, in a large, heterogeneous population, the outcome of open cholecystectomy as it is currently practiced. SUMMARY BACKGROUND AND DATA: Although cholecystectomy has been the gold standard of treatment for cholelithiasis for more than 100 years, it has recently been challenged by the introduction of several new modalities including laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Efforts to define the role of these alternative treatments have been hampered by the lack of contemporary… CONTINUE READING


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