Patient scar assessment after single-incision versus four-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy: long-term follow-up from a prospective randomized trial.

@article{Ostlie2013PatientSA,
  title={Patient scar assessment after single-incision versus four-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy: long-term follow-up from a prospective randomized trial.},
  author={Daniel J. Ostlie and Nicole E. Sharp and Priscilla Thomas and Susan W. Sharp and George W. Holcomb and Shawn David St Peter},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={553-5}
}
BACKGROUND The single-incision laparoscopic approach for cholecystectomy has been reported to be cosmetically superior in the traditional four-port technique in several case series; however, prospective comparative data are lacking. We conducted a 60-patient, prospective, randomized trial comparing single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy with standard four-port cholecystectomy, including validated scar assessment evaluation around 6 weeks and 18 months after the operation in an effort to… CONTINUE READING