Surgical management of empyematous cholecystitis: a register study of over 12,000 cases from a regional quality control database in Germany

@article{Ambe2016SurgicalMO,
  title={Surgical management of empyematous cholecystitis: a register study of over 12,000 cases from a regional quality control database in Germany},
  author={Peter C Ambe and Stefan Jansen and Susanne Macher-Heidrich and Hubert Zirngibl},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2016},
  volume={30},
  pages={5319-5324}
}
BackgroundAcute cholecystitis is a common indication for surgery. Surgical outcomes depend among other factors on the extent of gallbladder inflammation. Data on the outcomes of patients undergoing cholecystectomy due to acute empyematous cholecystitis are rare.MethodsData from a prospectively maintained quality control database in Germany were analyzed. Cases with empyematous cholecystitis were compared to cases without gallbladder empyema with regard to baseline features, clinical parameters… CONTINUE READING
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