Randomized trial of traditional dissection with electrocautery versus ultrasonic fundus-first dissection in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

@article{Cengiz2005RandomizedTO,
  title={Randomized trial of traditional dissection with electrocautery versus ultrasonic fundus-first dissection in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy.},
  author={Yucel Cengiz and Arthur J{\"a}nes and A L Grehn and Leif A. Israelsson},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={92 7},
  pages={
          810-3
        }
}
BACKGROUND In laparoscopic cholecystectomy dissection can be with monopolar electrocautery or with ultrasonic shears, and can start at the triangle of Calot or at the fundus of the gallbladder. METHODS Thirty-seven patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy were randomized to electrocautery dissection from the triangle of Calot and 43 to fundus-first dissection with ultrasonic shears. All procedures were strictly standardized, and patients and their postoperative carers were blinded to… CONTINUE READING
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