Safe performance of difficult laparoscopic cholecystectomies.

  title={Safe performance of difficult laparoscopic cholecystectomies.},
  author={Eddie Joe Reddick and Douglas O. Olsen and Albert T. Spaw and Daniel Baird and H. A. Asbun and Mary O'Reilly and Katarzyna Fisher and William Saye},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={161 3},
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has been advocated for the treatment of uncomplicated symptomatic gallstone disease, but has not been widely advocated for the management of more complicated gallbladder disease such as acute cholecystitis, previous surgery, or common duct stones. During the last 9 months, 360 patients underwent laparoscopic removal of their gallbladder. A total of 138 had a complicated presentation, making surgery more difficult. This article discusses the management of these… CONTINUE READING


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