Spinal vs general anesthesia for laparoscopic cholecystectomy: interim analysis of a controlled randomized trial.

OBJECTIVE To compare spinal anesthesia with the gold standard general anesthesia for elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy in healthy patients. DESIGN Controlled randomized trial. SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS One hundred patients with symptomatic gallstone disease and American Society of Anesthesiologists status I or II were randomized to… CONTINUE READING