Predictive factors for conversion of laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

  title={Predictive factors for conversion of laparoscopic cholecystectomy.},
  author={Michael Rosen and Fredrick J Brody and Jeffrey L. Ponsky},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={184 3},
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has replaced open cholecystectomy for the treatment of gallbladder disease. However, certain cases still require conversion to open procedures. Identifying these patients at risk for conversion remains difficult. This study identifies risk factors that may predict conversion from a laparoscopic to an open procedure. METHODS From January 1996 to January 2000, a total of 1,347 laparoscopic cholecystectomies were performed at the Cleveland Clinic… CONTINUE READING


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