Single-incision versus conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients with uncomplicated gallbladder disease: a meta-analysis.

@article{Hao2012SingleincisionVC,
  title={Single-incision versus conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients with uncomplicated gallbladder disease: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Lixiao Hao and Moyan Liu and Hanyu Zhu and Zuoxiang Li},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={487-97}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the gold standard treatment for cholecystectomy. Recently, single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) has been suggested as an alternative technique. METHODS Six databases were searched and reference lists of retrieved articles were checked to identify eligible studies. Data from randomized clinical trials related to the safety and effectiveness of SILC versus conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy (CLC) were extracted by 2 independent… CONTINUE READING