Risk factors for acute cholecystitis and a complicated clinical course in patients with symptomatic cholelithiasis.


BACKGROUND We prospectively evaluated the risk factors for acute cholecystitis (AC). DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Department of surgery at a university hospital. PATIENTS From July 2004 through December 2007, the data of 1059 patients who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic gallstones were prospectively recorded. The… (More)
DOI: 10.1001/archsurg.2010.35


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